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Oh Mama Hey!

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Last year I wrote a song about my Dad. I figured it was time I wrote one for my Mum. Finn M-K goes folk rock!

Why sing the bridge in German? My Mum is a first-generation German immigrant and learning the language and living in the culture has been a big part of my childhood and life. If I'm writing about my Mum, that angle can't be forgotten.

If you'd like to support me, you can buy this song on my Bandcamp: https://finnmk.bandcamp.com/track/oh-mama-hey

Original background photo by Susanne Nilsson -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomastern/ - then edited by me.

LYRICS
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Out in the woods where the cities don't grow
One little light is on; it cuts through the cold
The snow is falling like it does half the year
My Mum is waiting for her sons to be here

The farm life isn't easy
Especially when you are alone
And though I live in the city
I want you to know

Mum, I promise when you're feeling low
It's not so bad with all the love you know
Your child I'll be until my days are through
My heart is in this song I wrote for you

Oh mama hey!
Oh mama oh

Cutting the lawn takes a day or two, yeah
And if you're bored there's always weeding to do
But if you bring the sheep in; put them back in their pen
You've earned some Scrabble 'cause the fun never ends

The farm life isn't easy
Especially when you are alone
And though I live in the city
I want you to know

Mum, I promise when you're feeling low
It's not so bad with all the love you know
Your child I'll be until my days are through
My heart is in this song I wrote for you

Oh mama hey!
Oh mama oh

Ein lied ist nicht genug (a song is not enough)
Aber was sonst kann ich noch tun (but what else can I do (from here))

Music has a power to heal
Love has a power to heal

Mum, I promise when you're feeling low
It's not so bad with all the love you know
Your child I'll be until my days are through
My heart is in this song I wrote for you

Oh mama hey!
Oh mama oh

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Come hang out with me on the web!
Home: www.finnmk.com
Bandcamp: https://finnmk.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FinnMKMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finnmk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/FinnMK

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Beautiful presentation. Poppy without being disingenuous. This one is going on my personal playlist,. I really, really like it. There's not much critique I have minus the snare having a couple frequencies that stick out here and there, perhaps needing a bit more compression on the percussion, and perhaps a little loose tuning on the acoustic guitar.

Great, great, great! <3 I'll be singing it.

Please, run full speed ahead into this genre, and never stop. You own it. :)

FinnMK responds:

Thanks for the kind words. I hear you on the snare - I can never seem to get a 100% perfect snare tone. As for doing more folk rock, eeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh...we'll see. But good to know I don't suck at it!

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FinnMK
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Score
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Uploaded
Sep 27, 2017
10:41 AM EDT
Genre
Pop
File Info
Song
8.5 MB
3 min 43 sec

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