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(Voiceover)
And now, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The keeper of the keys,
The countess of the clink
The mistress of murderers row,
Matron Mama Morton!
(Queen Latifah)
Ask any of the chickies in my pen
They'll tell you I'm the biggest mother hen.
I love them all and all of them love me
Because the system works,
The system called reciprocity.
Got a little motto,
Always sees me through:
"When you're good to Mama, Mama's good to you."
There's a lot of favours I'm prepared to do,
You do one for Mama, she'll do one for you.
They say that life is tit for tat,
And that's the way I live.
So I deserve a lot of tat
For what I've got to give.
Don't you know that this hand
Washes that one too.
When you're good to Mama, Mama's good to you
If you want my gravy
Pepper my Ragu
Spice it up for mama
She'll get hot for you
When they pass that basket
Folks contribute too,
You put in for Mama,
She'll put out for you
The folks at top the ladder
Are the ones the world adores
So boost me up my ladder, kid
And I'll boost you up yours
Lets all stroke together
Like the princeton crew
When your stroking Mama, Mama's stroking you
So what's the one conclusion
I could bring this number to -
When you're good to Mama, Mamas good to you



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