Mama Who Bore Me

Mama Who Bore Me
  1. 1.
    Mama Who Bore Me Accompaniment
  2. 2.
    Mama Who Bore Me Accompaniment + Melody
Instrument: Voice
Range: G3 - A4
Key: A Minor (Orig key)
Lyrics start: "Mama, who bore me, Mama, who gave me no way to handle things, who made me so sad....."

Mama Who Bore Me is a song from the rock musical ‘Spring Awakening’. It is sung at the start of Act 1 by Wendla Bergmann, an adolescent in late-nineteenth-century Germany, who laments that her mother gave her “no way to handle things” and has not taught her the lessons she is meant to know as a young woman.

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.

Following its conception in the late 1990s and various workshops, concerts, rewrites and its Off-Broadway debut, the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006. Its cast included Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin, and John Gallagher Jr. while its creative team comprised director Michael Mayer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. The original Broadway production won eight Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. The production also garnered four Drama Desk Awards, while its original cast album received a Grammy Award. In addition, the show was revived in 2015 on Broadway and garnered three Tony Award nominations, among other honors.

The success of the Broadway production has spawned several other productions worldwide, including various US productions, a short West End production that won four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical, and a series of international productions.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Melody

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