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Motherless Child
Unreleased cover song debut live in 1999 (lyrics below from November 22, 1999 performance in El Álamo, Spain). It's a traditional Negro spiritual that dates back to slavery in the United States. It was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents. Written by anonymous w/ additional lyrics by Prince.

 
U know there was never any reason 2 argue
There was never any reason 2 fight
From the 1st time Adam made love 2 Eve
The 1st time she took a bite, there was never any reason

Oh mama, mama
Why U put me on the street?
I'm only 12-years-old

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a mother... like a motherless child
Come on, cuz U left me
Yes U did
She left me feelin' alone, left me on my own

Sometimes I feel like I wanna break down and cry
Sometimes I feel like I wanna break down and cry
Sometimes I feel like I wanna break down and cry...
Cuz U left me
Why'd U leave me?
Said U left me 4ever on my own!

Sometimes I feel like a mother... like a motherless child
Sometimes, just like Richie, I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a mother... like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

Yeah, Vegas!
Yeah, Vegas!

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child


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