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It’s Mother’s Day!

Feel free to mention, discuss or link to some of your favorite mom-related songs, or just any songs that remind you of a special mother or grandmother (since no one really knows when National Grandparents Day is anyway [except me now, via Wikipedia – it’s the first Sunday after Labor Day. Woo!]).

Here are a few of mine:

Doc Watson, “Mama Don’t Allow No Music”

Performed by the most awesomely disobedient instrumental ensemble ever (though Watson probably overdubbed half of the instruments himself).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ODoOHoNyQ

Iris DeMent with Matraca Berg, “Mama’s Opry”

This mama is significantly more tolerant of music.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnrYhyC6OAE

Taylor Swift, “The Best Day”

The favorite potshot of many who dislike Taylor Swift is that she’s a spoiled, talentless rich kid who probably doesn’t even write her own songs. If that’s the case, someone managed one heck of a cover-up with this song, which captures with humble gratitude and a distinctly young perspective the little, unextravagant ways a mother can inspire and restore her children.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4_6eQm7RTQ

And of course:

Jamie O’Neal, “Somebody’s Hero”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_uMQTw7v2g


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