Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Papa He Loves Mama by Donald Peers - Top Hit Always



The original is called, Papa, He Loves Mama and it's by Donald Peers. A lovely song to play for your wedding anniversary or birthday party! Come on, guys. Still love each other, don't you both? And it's a beautiful song to teach your children and grandchildren. Read about this particular song and a few others in the next posting below.


Listen well while I tell you a story
Of a boy and girl in the Spring
As the first flower burst into glory
And I heard every bird start to sing.

Papa he loves mama
Mama she loves papa
Papa he loves mama
Mama she loves papa
La, la, la, la, la, la...

In a church far away from the city
On a morning in May they were wed
And the bride's starry eyed looked so pretty
That the world looking on, smiled and said.

Just a year from the day they were married
Came a gift from the girl to the boy
Looking proud as a queen as she carried
Such a wonderful bundle of joy.

From You Tube


Fiona said...

I was brought up in Singapore and this song was the first I remember my parents playing - there was a 'b' side but I am not sure what it was. We moved back to UK in the early Sixties and I have never found anyone else who remembers it. The fact you have placed it as Singapore 60's make sense to me - I have now downloaded it and it brings back happy memories of childhood. Thank you <3

Fiona said...

I think it was sung by local artists tho'

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you very much Fiona for your visit, feedback and memories of your days in Singapore 60s.

Please feel free to write again about those years when you were on this island.

You can write using your email address which will not be published.

Donald Peers Website: said...

Above Website about Donald Peers.

Yes Fiona. It's not sung by local Singapore artistes but by Donald Peers from England.

I hope it's the same singer. Please let me know if it is a different person.

vineet gupta said...

thank you for posting this song. I've grown up on this and God knows since when i was looking for it. it is a wonderful song to be played to kids .I play it for my son now. thank you once again.
Dr. Vineet Gupta

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Vineet for visiting this blog. I am glad you find the song you wanted.

The same song has brought me happy memories when I was young and have now taught it to my two grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

I just lost my sheet music for this song papa he loves mama. Anyone can find a copy please send to me at Yen3154@hotmail. I play it for the seniors and dementia patients. SOS!!! meantime will continue to find. Thanks!!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Check out onlinesheetmusic.com, there's one for piano, another guitar. Or order from music shops in Singapore. Best to buy originals and allow composers and shops to earn some. Won't cost much.
Hope it helps.


Anonymous said...

I live in Pune, Maharashtra, India.I grew up with this song. It is a very beautiful song which I always remembered. I was very happy to find it and hear it after so many years,
nearly 40 years.
This song brings fond memories of my childhood. Thank you so much.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you MB Salke for the visit and for writing in. I appreciate you sharing your memory with me and my readers. I love this song as much and am now teaching my grandson to sing it.

Please come back soon.

Anonymous said...

Hello Andy

Wow..I just happenned to look for this song when reminiscing of my childhood years spent in Singapore. What a coincidence to find this uploaded by a sixties kid from right there!! Thank you very much Andy for the shared memories.
As a toddler, this song would play on a continuous loop and was the sweetest memory that I cherish to this day. Did'nt we all break out and join in the final giggles and laugh with the singer!! I'm chuckling to myself already!! .......sonny (Canada)

Anonymous said...

Andy......I'm not sure if Fiona (comment of 8.12.11) is still reading this. On the 'B' side of our record was Lulu's 'To Sir with Love'......sonny (Canada)

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Sonny for the memories. Yes I love this song too. Like you said, it goes on and on and on. And we wait for that final giggle.

Could your record be a pirated one? I mean with Lulu on the other side. I'm not sure with this particular recording. Pardon me if I'm wrong.

Visit this site more often to write and tell.

Rohit D'Almeida said...

When I was like 4 years old, I heard this song for the first time. (I'm 35 now) Coming from a family of singers, at that time, I thought this was sung by my Uncle, Uncle James and my cousin Lara. We live in the suburbs of Mumbai, India. The audio casette was brought by my uncle from the gulf. And so was the audio casette recorder/player. We sang and recorded several songs back then. It brings back such good memories. The lyrics are so beautiful. I'd love to back in time and just dwell in that time in a loop forever. I guess heaven must be like that and much more! Thanks Andy.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you, Rohit. Beautiful song for Mother's Day too. Do write again and visit this blog when you are free.

Muradi said...

Dear Andy,
I make innumerable attempts-- all in vain-- to desist from getting tender-hearted and teary-eyed, whenever I play this glorious song. I end up listening to it on a loop, and brimming with climaxing emotions.
Thank you very much, Andy, this time it's you who've rekindled my feelings!

Unknown said...

Thanks Andy - for this sweet memory.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Muradi and Eddie. It's readers like you both and the others that keep a posting like this one alive. The song too. It's a FOREVER song.

Please visit us again.

ABEL TAN said...

So love each other while we are around

FRED CHING said...

Good music like this is timeless. Brings me way back to my childhood days living in Hindhede Road 😊 I used to stand on my Dad's feet and he would dance me around the room to this song. He and Donald are both gone now...but I still have my memories 😊

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Good morning dearest Andy Young. God bless you my dear friend. ☺💟🎶🎸💐

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ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Rowena, thanks for your beautiful and heartfelt messages always. GOD BLESS YOU and FAMILY too.

And many thanks to others who love this post and DONALD PEERS' song.


Love this tune we used to have a dean martin version

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks, Fred, that's a lovely piece of writing and nostalgia. I just wish more people will write in. It's a therapy: music memories.
And Jimmy, as a musician you know your stuff. Yes, there is a Dino version. Thank you for the information

LORNA said...

What a beautiful meaningful cheerful fun piece love it so much.

Are u on Facebook

I am temporarily I'm Perth with hubby met Alphonso from naomi n the boys, the Ferdinands are here many others john cher in Sg hope to meet w like minded people to reminisce lm friend with the Suriyas.

When I return hope to meet up n wish to see all playing oldies again.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...


Yes on FB.
Thank you for the accolade.
Please visit this blog again.
And tell your friends about it.

Robert S. is a school-mate.


One of those hit songs you'll never forget. Cha-cha to the beat too.
Papa, He Loves Mama was on everyone’s lip during the 60s.Even little children sang it


Oh this is a song I listen to often in my childhood and early teen days. Nice catchy song which children like to sing.


Freda Hanum
Ha ha this song is so cute, reminded me of my primary schooldays,
like to sing this song, wow had not heard it for such a long time,
nice Andy 👍

Manny Said
Freda Hanum you can handle this song Freda.
Come on you can do it! Special request

Andy Young
Freda, it's time you did some voice recordings for FB. Or even a video.
'Papa' or 'Chotto Matte' would be great starters. Thanks Manny for suggesting.

Manny Said
Right you are Andy.
It’s a pleasure to hear this song again.
It has been a long while.
It brings back good memories.
Thank you for posting 🙏🏾

Andy Young
Manny Said Hi Manny, Thanks for joining in the ruckus; I'd like to wish you SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI.

Andy Young
Thank you all for sharing the same thoughts about this song.
It's a classic indeed.


Thanks for the encourage, maybe I will one day hehe😁

Freda Hanum
Manny Said Ya maybe someday hihi😁

Manny Said
Freda Hanum someday soon perhaps. Not lain tahun 😏

Andy Young
We'll take your word for it Freda. Like Manny said, 'someday soon' not 'someday'. Thanks Manny. Checkmate. Ha, ha.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy and everyone. I was looking for this song and decided to Google. Listened to it as a child and stayed in my memory till now. Since dad gave away all his records and record player, never heard it again.
Thanks Andy for posting. Rekindled memories. No one knew how much I had missed listening to this song. Fauziah

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Fauziah,

Thanks for writing.
Please feel free to visit this blog again and write an article if you wish on any 60s music topic.

I notice many people just love this cute song.