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Mama Look A-Boo-Boo:Harry Belafonte.
#11 on Pop charts on RCA Records in 1956.

INTRO: F# Bb F# Bb

#1.
F#             B               C#  F#
I wonder why nobody don't like me..or is it 
    B             C#
the fact that I'm ugly?
F#             B               C#  F#
I wonder why nobody don't like me..or is it 
    B             C#
the fact that I'm ugly?

#2.
F#         C#              F#
I leave my whole house and home..my children 
C#               F#
don't want me no more.
           C#                F#
Bad talk inside de house dey bring..and when I 
C#                 F#
talk they start to sing..

CHORUS:
F#
Mama, look a-boo-boo!! they shout..their mother 
G#m
tell them shut up your mouth.
             F#                G#m         C#       F#
That is your daddy..oh, no..my daddy can't be ugly, so!!
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     F#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.

#2.
F#                B       C#      F#         B
I couldn't even digest me supper..due to the children's 
  F#
behavior.
F#               B           C#      F#
John..(yes, pa)..come here a moment..bring de belt, you're 
B          C#
much too impudent.
F#              C#                F#
John says, it's James who started first..James tells the 
C#         F#
story in reverse.
          C#               F#
I drag my belt from off me waist..you should hear them 
C#                 F#
screamin' round de place.

CHORUS:
F#
Mama, look a-boo-boo!! they shout..their mother 
G#m
tell them shut up your mouth.
             F#                G#m         C#       F#
That is your daddy..oh, no..my daddy can't be ugly, so!!
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.

#3.
F#             B            C#      F#
So, I began to question the mother..these children ain't 
B        C#
got no behavior.
F#             B            C#      F#
So, I began to question the mother..these children ain't 
B        C#
got no behavior.

#4.
F#                     C#             F#
They're making fun, my wife declared..you should be 
C#                F#
proud of them, my dear!!
F#                  C#                  F#
These children were taught too bloomin' slack..that ain't 
   C#              F#
no kind of joke to crack!!

CHORUS:
F#
Mama, look a-boo-boo!! they shout..their mother 
G#m
tell them shut up your mouth.
             F#                G#m         C#       F#
That is your daddy..oh, no..my daddy can't be ugly, so!!
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.

OUTRO:
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey.
F#                                     G#m     C#
Shut your mouth, go away..Mama, look a-boo-boo dey..(Fade.)


A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.
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