Mind What Your Mamma Says

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1 Once a little mousie lived
Just beneath the pantry floor,
Where his mother had a nest,
Close besie the family store;
Oft the mother mouse had said,
To this little mousie gay:
"Dear you must be very careful
When you run about and play."

Mind what your mamma says
She knows just what is best,
She's older and wiser,
So do not despise her
By daring to disobey,
Then always believe her,
And try not to grieve her,
By action, at work, or in play.

2 Tho' his mother had forbade
Him to go beyond their nest;
"Yet," said he, "I think I know
What for me is right and best;"
So one day this foolish mouse,
Tho't that he himself would please,
For he had up in the pantry,
Spied a dainty bit of cheese. [Chorus]

3 Slyly then he crept along,
With a chuckle of delight,
And from off that bit of cheese
Took a nibble, then a bite;
Dear me, I am very sure
You can guess what happen'd then,
For the little mother mousie
Never saw her child again. [Chorus]

Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #52

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once a little mousie lived
Title: Mind What Your Mamma Says
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Mind what your mamma says
Copyright: Public Domain



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