The Mom Song – Mum Song With Lyrics

The “Mom Song” is sometimes referred to as the Mum Song, and after hearing a variety of songs about moms over the years, I must admit the Patti Harshey version of the Mom Song is by far the best.

Anita Renfroe did a nice version of the William Tell Mom Song too, but I personally prefer Patti Harshey’s version. Patti Harshey, from the Northland Church in Longwood Florida, recently sang the mom song and I wanted to share it as it is simply priceless.

This song goes well with my recent Mean Moms post too. This mom song does an excellent job of describing what a typical mom says in a 24-hour period, but this mom says it in less than 3 minutes flat.

The Mom Song lyrics are displayed as this song is sung, but I thought it would be fun to include the Mom Song lyrics in full text version below for anyone interested in singing along. If you can keep up, that is. 🙂

The Mom Song Lyrics

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon

So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up

Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ’til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe two
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an egg A, Get the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get in here I’ll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a dose of reality
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straight when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom

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5 Responses to “The Mom Song – Mum Song With Lyrics”

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  1. hey Lin,
    My wife saw this song on youtube about a year ago and has talked about it ever since. I didn’t know there were different versions. Thanks for posting the lyrics… I can’t keep up with them when they’re being sung. They crack me up.
    BTW, I’d just like to know, do moms really ask “Did you wash behind your ears?”, or do only mean moms ask that?… 🙂
    ~ Steve, aka the tone-deaf trade show guru, aka “trade show Steve”

  2. Lin says:

    Hi Steve,

    Umm, yeah, moms do ask their kids if they washed behind their ears. It’s part of being a “mean mom” ya know?

    I also used to ask my kids “Did you brush your teeth?” They would say Yeah, and I’d reply “All of them?” 🙂

  3. wilson says:

    Lin, when I read this lyrics, my tear starting to fall off…

    I loved this song!


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