Mama loves Tambo,
Tippy tau Tambo,
Spiders in his bonehole,
Mama lost Tambo.

Why, Mama, pleae, leave him alone,
He'll only beat us
Within inches of the soil.
But my Mama loved Tambo.

The only presents Tambo ever gave
Were black-eyed rings and stolen things.
Strangling-handed necklaces,
The only pearls I've ever seen.

I ran away under the bush,
To hide away.
Watched him beat my brother
In his alcoholic show.

Mama loves Tambo,
Tippy tau Tambo,
Spiders in his bonehole,
Mama lost Tambo.

One day,
The men in blue came and took him away,
I regret to say that he should have stayed,
Because Mama died of heartbreak
The night she saw his tear stained face under cop lights.
I would've taken those lashes of pain for one more night of
Mama loves Tambo.
Tippy tau Tambo.
Mama loved and lost Tambo.


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