A week or two ago I was driving to Oklahoma to visit my parents, Gene & Jessie Pittman, and I heard this song on The Range, KHYI 95.3, which is as far as I know, Dallas’ only Americana station. You can see the station’s site here:) This is my favorite Dalls/Fort Worth radio station. In my many travels to the area, if I’m not listening to a book on tape, (thanks to Beautiful Bonnie Blue of Region XI), or listening to a song over and over again to learn the lyrics, I’m listening to NPR or the Range. As I’m a guitar player, this song registered–yes, even cutting into my selfish heart a little (not as much as it should). I’ve always liked songs, stories, and movies about guitar players. (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by the Beatles, “Tennessee Flat-Box” by Johnny Cash, “This Old Guitar” by John Denver
“Tonight I Just Need My Guitar” by Jimmy Buffett, and many others). Guitars to guitarists are like swords to Vikings–we name them (B.B. King named his Lucille, my Taylor is Fionna) and we revere them.
As far as I know, Southern Missive is the only site to post the lyrics to this song. I transcribed them, so if I made a mistake, please let me know. The chord changes I figured out. If you want to purchase the song, you can do that here: If you have a song you want me to run down and find the lyrics for, let me know and I’ll do my best.
Mama Said (Pick in His Pocket) by Take Root : Lyrics and Chords
Come all you young fair ladies,
Hear what I have to say