9. Old Cook Pot

Mothers try to create something from nothing to feed their babies. We love this song written by Shawn Byrne and Chuck McCarthy, made famous by the Henry Girls.

Lyrics:

Mama’s gonna bargain with the ol’ cook pot
Try to get more than what that womans got
Don’t trim no fat, no potatoes from a box
Mama’s gonna bargain with the ol’ cook pot

Mama’s gonna water that gravy down
Try to make enough to go around
With five mouths to feed and Papa in the ground
Mama’s gonna water that gravy down

So thank the Lord and sit up straight
Mind your manners and clean your plate
Don’t ask for more, savour every drop
Nothin’ more comin’ from the ol’ cook pot

Mama’s gonna bargain with the ol’ cook pot
Pray to the Maker, make the hunger stop
And ask a little more than what we’ve got
Mama’s gonna bargain with the ol’ cook pot





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