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Music for My Mother

Title of song: Music for My Mother

Artist: Funkadelic

Title of album: Funkadelic

Year of first release: 1970

The vocals are of primary interest here (from Motown sessionman Herb Sparkman[?]). It is, essentially, a blues song, featuring harmonica-like singing.

Songwriter: George Clinton

Memorable Lyrics:

  • "(I) got my harp out/Sit down by old beat-up railroad train/And get me get myself /A little of that old funky thang"
  • "I heard someone on my way by/Sounded a little something like raw funk to me"

Complete lyrics at the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/lyrics_funkadelic/lyr-funkadelic#lyr-s-mfmm)

The song explains how the singer, while traveling through Keeprunin', Mississippi, hears the sound of funk music and then proceeds to get funky himself.



Westbound[?] released a greatest hits album called Music for my Mother in 1993. For more information, see Funkadelic compilations.

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