Everything is lovely
When you start to roam;
The birds are singin', the day that you stray,
But later, when you are further away,
Things won't seem so lovely
When you're all alone;
Here's what you'll keep saying
When you're far from home:

The sun shines east, the sun shines west,
I know where the sun shines best
My little mammy,
My heartstrings are tangled around Alabammy.
I'm comin',
Sorry that I made you wait.
I'm comin',
Hope and trust that I'm not late, oh oh oh
My little Mammy,
I'd walk a million miles
For one of your smiles,
My Mammy! Oh oh oh

My little Mammy.
The sun shines east, the sun shines west,
I know where, the sun shines best!
It's on my Mammy I'm talkin' about, nobody else's!
My little Mammy,
My heartstrings are tangled around Alabammy.
Mammy, Mammy, I'm comin',
I'm so sorry that I made you wait!
Mammy, Mammy, I'm comin'!
Oh God, I hope I'm not late!
Look at me, Mammy! Don't you know me?
I'm your little baby!
I'd walk a million miles
For one of your smiles,
My Mammy!

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    "My Mammy" is a tribute sung by a man who, as a baby and child, was nurtured by a surrogate mother who supplanted the role that would have otherwise been provided by his biological mother. Mammies, were, in essence, African American nurse maids, or nannies, who cared for white children. Myriad examples of this occupation occurred during the 19th century in the United States, especially on southern plantations, where African Americans, often slaves, would perform these duties while the birth mother attended other matters such as the day-to-day management of the plantation. The affection between children and their mammies resulted in bonds equalling or exceeding that of children and their biological mothers. In the song, one such child, now an adult, is returning to his aging mammy, proclaiming his unconditional love for her, and hoping that, despite her age, that she will recognise him as her "little baby."

    harry11630on August 04, 2017   Link

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