Oh Mother - lyrics and chords


Capo 5
Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]brother you gotta [Bb]love her and be [F]good [C]to her [F]too
Oh sister we gotta save her from the dumb things people do

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  

Dry your [F]eyes, and dry your [C]clothes on the [F]line
let it [Dm]all hang out in the [Am]sun shine, it [Dm]takes some care and [Am]some time
but you [Bb]know when you're done, [C]   that you done [F]fine

Live your life nice and light on the planet
there's no need to fuss or to panic
you just figure out what sucks and you ban it
and whatever you do, do (it) organic

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]brother we gotta [Bb]love her and be [F]good [C]to her [F]too

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]   


Get your food from your friends on a farm
our eats don't need to go so far, if we get up off of the sofa
and get the stuff that grows local

but leave the meat on it's feet and eat some beets
everything is eaten and everything eats, but doesn't mean we need to eat meats
cause we'd need a lot less if we just ate leeks

Plant some seeds and grow some greens in your yard
or dig it all up and plant an orchard, it really is not all that hard
'cause food just grows once you start

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]sister we gotta [Bb]love her and be [F]good [C]to her [F]too

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  


Make amends with your foes and your friends
we all have folks that we offend, and maybe others who we just can't stand
but what counts in the end is the help we lend

We all come from what our mum, and our dad did
so if you've got kids really care about it, but if you don't maybe do without it
because this whole wide world is getting crowded

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]brother we gotta [Bb]save her from [F]dumb things [C]people [F]do

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  


let the things that you buy be quite few
make sure they're actually good for you, only buy things new if you really need to
the less you buy the less things, will die for you

Do reduce and repair what you use
if you snooze you loose through single-use, refuse to add to the refuse
landfill land is looser land-use

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]sister we gotta [Bb]save her from [F]dumb things [C]people [F]do

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  


Leave the car, in the yard and ride a bike
take the bus or a train if you like, or pack a lunch and say it's a hike
stick your thumb in the sun and like hitch-hike

Leave your feet or the earth next to mine
leave the flying to the fruit flies, and the birds who do fine
'cause there are way safer ways to get high

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]brother return the [Bb]favor and be [F]good [C]to her [F]too

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  


Get your folks off the phone, and out of doors
'cause when we're there more we're aware more, and when we're aware then we care more
and what we care for, is what we're there for

Find delight in the what's right all around
there's a million things to make you frown, but it makes it worse when you're feeling down
and there's a whole lot of good things to be found

Oh [F]Mother, you gotta love her [Bb]   she sure[F]   has been good to [C]you
Oh [F]brother return the [Bb]favor and be [F]good [C]to her [F]too

You know we [Dm]can do [Am]better, and we [Dm]better do better [Am]soon
If we [Dm]do this tog[Am]ether we can [Dm]do a whole lot b[C]etter than we're [Bb]doing [F]  


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