"Hey Me, Hey Mama" as written by and Raycharles Jack Lamontagne....
Papa's in the kitchen
Mama's in the field
There's a murder in the hen house
Mud flung high upon the wheels

Ol' rooster in the dooryard
He's just leanin' on the horn
With the wind so sweetly driftin'
Through the ripening corn

Hey me, hey mama
Where you been for so long, for so long?
Hey me, hey mama
Where you been, where you been for so long?

There's something outrageous
'Bout that evening sky
Just this side of dangerous
That look in your eye

I always knew that you were crazy
Always knew you could be cruel
Still, I would do just about anything
In the world for you

Hey me, hey mama
Where you been for so long, for so long?
Hey me, hey mama
Where you been, where you been for so long?

You left me standin' in the corner
With my head so hangin' down
Punch-drunk, busted up and reelin'
Like a rodeo clown

You always seem to hit me
Like a lightnin' from above
I guess I just wasn't ready for
Such a heavy-handed love

Hey me, hey mama
Where you been for so long, for so long?
Hey me, hey mama
Where you been, where you been for so long?

Hey me, hey mama
Where you been for so long for so long?
Hey me, hey mama
Where you been, where you been for so long?


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"Hey Me, Hey Mama" as written by Raycharles Jack Lamontagne

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    General CommentThis is a nice wee song. Hey mama where you been- is this woman just revealed who she is after all the years, was papa lazy and they fought after the mother taking shit for so long,does papa leave- mud flung high apoun the wheels. but does she then turn on the son aswel? Im never that good or acurate at interpreting songs.
    Like the style of this music bluegrass folk
    BrianMon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGrowing up in a country, I'm guessing the song is simply a humorous recounting of being slapped around by his mom for not coming home on time (for dinner probably, probably also didn't do the chores, haha).

    The last chorus is especially hilarious, the way the pitch of his voice rises to an almost wailing tone. XD Anticipating the beating.
    AStepIntoOblivionon September 11, 2010   Link

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