Carlene Thissen

Carlene Thissen

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Folk - Contemporary | Naples, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 7,558   
Member Since: 2006
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   Sounds Like: Alison Krauss, Joan Baez

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Story Behind the Song

True story about a young man and his mother. I knew her, and she died, and he is working now to make the 3rd verse come true.

Lyrics

MAMA IN YOUR HEART
Carlene Thissen, Martha Christian copyright 2012

VERSE 1

Little Davey and his Mom, barely getting by
His Daddy left them -- never said why.
She worked on the line -outside of town
Late shift, day to day, dusk 'til dawn

But in their two run-down tiny rooms,
She taught him how to dream big and how to tie his shoes
His first day of school, he was afraid
Mama said, "Here's how to be brave:"

CHORUS

"Hold me close, promise me today
You won't be afraid, even if we are apart
Son I know, you're gonna be OK
Though it sounds crazy, trust me baby, everywhere you go
You'll car- ry your Mama in your heart. "

VERSE 2

She got real sick, and they sent her home
He was just 14 and they were all alone
"Mama, I'm trying - it's hard to be brave,"
She said, "Listen here, don't you be afraid."

CHORUS

BRIDGE
(heart.....). No one told him how it would hurt to see her go
But he knew he was not alone

VERSE 3

He put himself through school, made a good life
Then he met a great girl and made her his wife
He told her 'bout Mama, and taught her the song
And when the baby came home she sang it all night long...

Song Length
3:08
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Folk - Contemporary
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal

Subject Matter
Love for Child
Similar Artist
Alison Krauss
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Carlene Thissen, Martha Christian
Music Credits Martha Christian, Carlene Thissen