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When You're Good To Mama
WhenYoureGoodToMama
By The musical Chicago
Sung by Rachel Berry and Mercedes Jones
Glee equivalent Out Here on My Own
Duration 2:55
Episode Pot O' Asian Gold

When You're Good To Mama is a song sung by Rachel Berry and Mercedes Jones. It was to be featured in the second episode of season three, Pot O' Asian Gold. The original song is from the musical Chicago. It is the equivalent of Out Here on My Own, which was sung in the Glee episode Asian F.

Rachel and Mercedes sing this for a callback to decide who will play the lead Roxie for the school's production of Chicago.

LyricsEdit

Mercedes:
Ask any of the chickies in my pen
They'll tell you I'm the biggest mother hen
Rachel:
I love them all and all of them love me
Because the system works, the system called reciprocity

Mercedes:
Got a little motto
Always sees me through
When you're good to Mama
Mama's good to you

Rachel:
There's a lot of favors
I'm prepared to do
You do one for Mama
She'll do one for you

Mercedes:
They say that life is tater tot
And that's the way I live
Rachel:
So I deserve a lotta tat
For what I've got to give

Mercedes:
Don't you know that this hand
Washes that one too
When you're good to Mama
Mama's good to you

Rachel:
If you want my gravy
Pepper my Ragu
Spice it up for Mama
She'll get hot for you

Mercedes:
When they pass that basket
Folks contribute to
You put in for Mama
She'll put out for you

Rachel:
The folks atop the ladder
Are the ones the world adores
Mercedes:
So boost me up my ladder kid
And I'll boost you up yours

Rachel:
Let's all stroke together
Like the Princeton Crew
When you're strokin' Mama
Mama's strokin' you

Mercedes:
So what's the one conclusion
Rachel:
I can bring this number to?
Mercedes and Rachel:
When you're good to Mama
Mama's good to you

Mercedes:
Aww Yeah!

TriviaEdit

  • The line "They say that life is tater tot" was altered from the original line "They say that life is tit for tat", referencing Mercedes' love for tater tots .

VideoEdit

Glee Spoof Song - When You're Good to Mama Full Performance02:17

Glee Spoof Song - When You're Good to Mama Full Performance

When You're Good to Mama from the musical Chicago03:22

When You're Good to Mama from the musical Chicago

When You're Good to Mama Glee Spoof Song02:55

When You're Good to Mama Glee Spoof Song

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