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"Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" is a song from the 2002 Hairspray musical. The song was sung by Tracy, Amber, and Penny whilst the girls were arguing with their mothers. This was the only song not to be heard in the 2007 film; however, it is heard in the end credits, being sung by Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Nikki Blonsky, the actresses who played Tracy in all three "Hairspray" variations.

Lyrics:

PRUDY:

Don't contradict me!

VELMA:

Don't disobey me!

EDNA:

Don't even think about going to that audition.

GIRLS:

Please?

MOMS:

No!

GIRLS:

Mother!

MOMS:

Stop!

PENNY:

Stop telling me what to do

MOMS:

Don't!

AMBER:

Don't treat me like a child of two

MOMS:

No!

TRACY:

I know that you want what's best

MOMS:

Please!

TRACY:

But, mother, please

GIRLS:

Give it a rest!

Chorus:

ALL:

Stop, don't, no. Please! (x3)

GIRLS:

Mama, I'm a big girl now!

TRACY:

Once upon a time when I was just a kid

You never let me do just what the older kids did

But lose that laundry list of what you won't allow

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

EDNA:

Oh, Tracy!

AMBER:

Once upon a time I used to play with toys

But now I'd rather play around with teenage boys

So if I get a hickey, please don't have a cow!

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

PENNY:

Ma, I got to tell you that without a doubt,

I get my best dancing lessons from you

You're the one who taught me how to twist and shout

Because you shout non-stop and you're so twisted, too!

(oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh!)

TRACY:

Once I used to fidget, 'cause I just sat home

AMBER:

But now I'm just like Gidget, and I got to get to Rome!

PENNY:

So say "arrivederci"!

TRACY:

"Tootle-loo!"

AMBER:

And "ciao"!

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

(Chorus)

GIRLS:

(hey, mama, say mama)

TRACY:

Once upon a time I was a shy, young thing

Could barely walk and talk so much as dance and sing

But let me hit that stage, I want to take my bow

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

AMBER:

(oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh!)

Once upon a time I used to dress up "Ken"

But now that I'm a woman, I like bigger men

And I don't need a Barbie doll to show me how

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

GIRLS:

Ma, you always taught me what was right from wrong

And now I just want to give it a try

Mama, I've been in a nest for far too long

So please give a push and mama, watch me fly!

AMBER:

Watch me fly!

GIRLS:

Hey, mama, say mama

PENNY:

Someday I will meet a man you won't condemn

AMBER:

And we will have some kids, and you can torture them

TRACY:

But let me be a star before a take that vow

GIRLS:

'Cause mama, I'm a big girl now!

PENNY:

Oh, oh, ohhhh!

GIRLS:

Mama, I'm a big girl now!

AMBER:

Hey, hey, hey, heyyy!

GIRLS:

Mama, I'm a big girl

AMBER:

Ooh, such a big, big girl

GIRLS:

I'm a big girl now!

(Chorus)

GIRLS:

Mama, I'm a big girl now!

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