they've pointed to the sky to show me animals in the clouds
Mama's hands have braided hair and buttoned up my coat,
they've waved goodbye to the school bus and written lots of notes
Mama's hands have clasped in prayer and taught me to say grace
they've wiped tears, played pat-a-cake, and washed my dirty face!!
they've spanked behinds, pinned diapers, wrapped presents for the tree,
they've stirred many birthday cakes and bandaged up my knee
Mama's hands have thrown a kiss, hung clothes out on the line
they've driven me to football games and made the furniture shine!!
Mama's hands have clapped in time to the music that she sings,
they've planted trees and flowers and held butterfly wings
they've pulled down shirts and tied my shoes and tucked me into bed
they've slowly turned the pages of the Golden books she read
Mama's hands were busy, they thought their work was done
But now, after all these years, they're showing love to my son!!