Wha me mudder do

Mek me tell you wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do

Me muder pound plaintain mek fufu
Me mudder catch crab mek calaloo stew

Mek me tell you wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do

Me mudder beat hammer
Me mudder turn screw
she paint red chair
then she paint it blue

Mek me tell you wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do
wha me mudder do

Me mudder chase bad-cow
with one “Shoo”
she paddle down river
in she own canoe
Ain't have nothing
dat me mudder can't do
Ain't have nothing 
dat me mudder can't do

From Come into my Tropical Garden. 

Why not try...
  • finding out more about this poem by watching Grace Nichols reading it below.
  • answering the question: Have you ever boasted about something?

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Grace Nichols - Wha Mi Mudder Do

Grace Nichols - Wha Mi Mudder Do