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C. Daniel Boling: Listen to Music

Mama's Radio

(C. Daniel Boling)
April 15, 2016
┬ęC. Daniel Boling - Perfectly Stable Music / ASCAP

I wrote this song for my dear friend and great Nashville songwriter Lee Domann. It's about him and his mama Leona. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful story, Lee.

MAMA’S RADIO                                                    


Daddy was a dirt poor farmer preaching to the Kansas corn

Mama’d been a high school charmer, 32 when I was born

Grew up counting every penny, who’d feel any richer though

Listening to my favorite show on my Mama’s radio


I turned 14 in ’63, on my birthday Mama said

There’s no money for a present, I wrote you a poem instead

Mailed it to a competition – we might win, you never know

So we tuned in KCMO on my Mama’s radio


Life at home was rarely pretty, hand to heart I have to say

But sometimes heaven spares some pity – me and Mama won that day


Mama’s eyes filled up with tears – she hugged me like she’d seldom done

Laughing, crying all together – always know I love you, son

That’s one birthday I remember even now I’m getting old

Faith and fate combined with hope, and my own transistor radio


Looking back I know she loved me even times it didn’t show

I keep her picture and that poem right here on my radio

On my Mama’s radio


C. Daniel Boling – guitar and vocal

Mark Clark – percussion

Joshua Martin – upright bass

Bill Hearne – guitar