Yo' mama don't wear no drawers

Okay. So. My mother, who I call Mommy Lady, is crazy. Well, she’s not crazy, but she does crazy things. Like…she’s prone to asking self-defense pop-quiz questions: “Hey Moxie – how can you kill someone with a single sheet of notebook paper?” or “You know why it’s a good idea to keep a ton of change in the bottom of your purse, right? So that if someone tries to attack you, your purse will be weighed down and it’ll really hurt when you swing it. You can knock the piss out of someone with your purse. Anything can be weapon.” Crazy, yes? Growing up, she told us crazy stories from her childhood, like how she and my Uncle Reggie used to steal bags of dog food from a train for no other reason than the fact that they could, or how she was somehow inspired to join the Army under the influence of a joint and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. She also created and played wacky games with us like Plunger Limbo. You’ve never played? What a shame! There’s no fun like sticking a plunger to the ceiling and taking turns running underneath it. The sucker who gets bonked on the head once the suction releases is out. HAHAHAHAHA. HA! Good times, man, good times. Oh, but the best of all, I mean the absolute best and the one that we still play today is Yo’ Mama Don’t Wear No Drawers.

Now, before I say another word, let’s get one thing straight. You have to put a ghetto lilt on the word “drawers.” In this song, it’s pronounced draaaws. Got it? Good. Now, the game is a song and the challenge is to take turns adding improv additional verses. It’s an elimination game; you’re out when you can’t figure out a verse before your time is up. The first few verses are always the same, and after those have been sung, the improv verses begin. Here are the initial verses so you get a feel for the game:

Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
I saw her when she took ’em off.
She laid them on the tracks-
that train jumped ten feet back!

Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
I saw her when she took ’em off.
She put them on the wall-
those roaches refused to crawl!

Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
I saw her when she took ’em off.
She put them on the phone-
now E.T. won’t call home!     (This is the verse Chanel created and always sings.)

Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
I saw her when she took ’em off.
She put them in the cabinet-
those roaches said, “I’m not havin’ it!”

Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
I saw her when she took ’em off.
She threw them in the air-
those birds said, “That’s not fair!”  

Your turn. Where did yo’ mama leave her drawers? I’m totally cheating and using some of your verses the next time we play, so make ’em good ones.

21 Comments

  1. Jen on July 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She put them in the car
    Now it wont go very far!
    haha I dont know.



  2. bleu on July 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She put them in her purse
    And now them muggers think they’re cursed.



  3. Cyndi on July 15, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She put them in a trunk
    The moths died from the smelly funk!
    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She threw them in the tank,
    All of the poor fish sank.



  4. Io on July 15, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off
    She put ’em on her head.
    Now yo’ momma is stone cold dead.



  5. Maria on July 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off
    She put them on my bed-
    Now it stinks like the waking dead.



  6. girlh on July 15, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She threw them high up in the sky
    for all to see as they passed by.
    Yo’ mama don’t wear no drawers.
    I saw her when she took ’em off.
    She neatly tucked them in her bra
    I think I’m the only one that saw.



  7. sara on July 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Yo mama don’t wear no drawers
    I saw her when she took em’ off
    she threw them on the floor
    and now I don’t go over there no more.
    (I’m not very creative – but I love reading everyone’s responses – how funny!)



  8. sara on July 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Can I join your family? You guys have way more fun than mine – we’re boring.



  9. Sarah on July 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Yo mama don’t wear no drawers
    I saw her when she took em’ off
    She threw ’em down the well
    Now them rats can’t stand the smell



  10. Shanez Slade on July 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    HAHAHAHA I dont have ant clever rhymes but I am cracking up reading everyone elses!!



  11. Kathy on July 16, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    OMG, we totally use to play/sing this at a residential summer camp I went to in Fremont, MI when I was a kid!!! I haven’t thought about that in years, very nostalgic! Only we sang your mama don’t wear no socks, isntead of no drawers…
    Your mama don’t wear no drawers
    (though it just sounds wierd to me to not saw socks)
    I saw her when she took them off
    she threw them in a trunk
    and boy how that trunk stunk
    a ding-dong, dong, dong, dong-a-ding,
    dong, dong, dong, dong-a-ding dong
    (we would sing this in between verses)
    Your mama don’t wear now socks, I mean drawers,
    I saw her when she took them off
    She threw them in the sky
    Now those birds refuse to fly
    I know those are variations of ones others posted, but I am at a loss for the others we use to do, but vividly remember those two and will have to think of more or actually try to be creative…
    Too fun Moxie!!! It’s never a dull day when I stop by your blog! 😉



  12. Kenya on July 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Your blog is always so damn entertaining or just plain interesting.



  13. Kenya on February 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I got some, I got some, and I’m totally stealing everybody’s for a party later this week!
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She put them on the floor(ding dong)
    Dem roaches moved next door!
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She put them on the fence (ding dong)
    Dem birds ain’t been back since!



  14. Loco-Man 69 on March 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    omg, THIS BRINGS ME WAY BACK. Sup Guys this is Loco-Man Giving you some good ol Yo Momma from NYC..
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She threw them in the tree (Ding Dong)
    The dog refused to Pee!
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She threw them on a chair,
    the chair said give me some air.
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She threw them on the wall (ding dong)
    Spiderman refused to crawl!



  15. Liznelia on March 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I have to follow my cuz’ Loco.. I used to love to sing this.
    Yo mama don’t wear no draws (ding dong)
    I saw her when she took them off (ding dong)
    She threw them in the fire(ding dong)
    Scared the hell out of Richard Pryor
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga
    Ding dong ding dong ding dong da dong ga



  16. Loco-Man 69 on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Hahahaha omg yes Liz, damn I forgot about that one. Hahaha you rock Cuz..



  17. JuliaS on August 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yo mama don’t wear no drawers,
    I saw her when she took ’em off,
    Used ’em to mark her bingo card
    Said if she lost, she’d take it rather hard.
    LOL – when I saw we had to find a post that made us laugh – I knew I was headed here – you always crack me up Moxie!



  18. jazmine on September 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    yo mama dont wear no draws (a ding dong)
    i saw her when she took ’em off (a ding dong)
    she threw ’em in da air (a ding dong)
    superman said medicare (a ding dong)



  19. Baby on November 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Hey Yawl all forgot one or I missed!
    Yo momma don’t wear no draws.
    I saw her when she took em off.
    She hung em on a tree,
    Now the dogs refuse to pee.



  20. mschaffblog@yahoo.com on March 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Yo mama don’t wear no drawers. ding dong
    I saw her when she took them down. ding dong
    She threw them in the field. ding dong
    You shoulda seen Tony Hill. A ding dong
    He missed that football pass. a ding dong
    Tom Landry nearly kicked his ass. a ding dong



  21. dee dee on December 6, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    yo mama dont wear no draws i saw when she took them off she threw them on the wall spider man refuse to crawl