Anita Renfroe: Lyrics to her YouTube William Tell Mom song!

Take a deep breath and sing to the tune of William Tell Overture!!

It's the YouTube viral video that's gotten over 31 Million hits.

Here are the phrases every mother has heard herself say before! But, Women of Faith comedian Anita Renfroe puts it all one hysterical 3-minute song: "Momsense", everything a mother says in one 24-hour period put to the music of the William Tell Overture!!



Here are the lyrics to the crazy new video Total Momsense:

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed

Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon

So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up

Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ‘til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe two
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an A, Get the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get in here I’ll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a dose of...
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straight when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
Ta-daWords by Anita Renfroe Copyright 2007 Bluebonnet Hills Music/BMI


Here it is...

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In Da Muthahood by Anita Renfroe
In Da Muthahood by Anita Renfroe

Click here to go to her new followup to the William Tell "Momism" video.

Anita Renfroe Mom Song Lyrics CBS News
Anita Renfroe Mom Song Lyrics CBS News

The making of the Mom Song

Anita Renfroe on CBS News

Click HERE to see the video

Comedian Anita Renfroe answers questions about how she got the idea for the William Tell Mom song "Momsense" and explains how she wrote the song. She discusses making the song for iTunes and upcoming projects. Also shown: two of her three children.

New! Anita is now a Special Contributor to Good Morning America

Womens topics for the "new Erma Bombeck" of GMA...

"Comedian Anita Renfroe, who made an Internet splash with her song about motherhood "William Tell Momsense," is now a special "Good Morning America" contributor addressing issues important to all women, like hair.

In upcoming segments, she'll address other crucial topics such as what your purse says about you, grocery store games, mammograms, whatever happened to pantyhose and much more.

But she also wants to hear from you. What do you want to see Anita talk about? Nothing is off limits. Send her your ideas, your pet peeves about being a women, things that make you laugh, anything!" (From ABC Website)

Everything about Anita...

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Visit my other page to find out everything you want to know about Anita Renfroe and her success with this hilarious song:

* More video clips

* TV Interviews

* Her books

* Facts about her family

* Print interviews

* Booking information

* And more!

Buy books by Anita Renfroe

Songs in the Key of Solomon: In the Word and In the Mood
Songs in the Key of Solomon: In the Word and In the Mood

A new book by Anita, written with her husband John. Due out: Oct 30th.

The Purse-Driven Life: It Really Is All about Me
The Purse-Driven Life: It Really Is All about Me

Just as funny in print as Anita's videos are!


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Your Comment Please... - What do YOU think? 62 comments

anonymous 9 years ago

this lady is so awesome and the she sings that long and this is hilarious!!!!!

anonymous 9 years ago

Could you please take out the word "reality" (it's just "get a dose of...I don't care who"), take out the word "egg" (it's "A") and please add to the end of the lyric list Words by Anita Renfroe Copyright 2007 Bluebonnet Hills Music/BMI


anonymous 9 years ago

this is the most funny song i have ever heard

anonymous 9 years ago

that was amazing, ive tried to do it but its nearly impossible.

anonymous 9 years ago

OMG, I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. Well done. This is hysterical. I can't stop listening and laugh harder each time. You rock Anita!!!!!!

anonymous 9 years ago

OMG I think my mom has really said all this stuff

(not in song or this fast)I can't wait to show my friends this!!! It's undescriable

This is definitely the funniest song I have ever heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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anonymous 9 years ago

We laughed so hard at the Senior Center, tears were running down our faces! Thank you Anita!

anonymous 9 years ago

Your so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 9 years ago

I love you Mommy,I mean Anita. ;)

anonymous 9 years ago

I think every mom should hear this song!!! It is the best song ever!!! I love this song!!!

anonymous 9 years ago

This song is GREAT! What a talented lady she is! Wonderful tribute to ALL moms who love their kids! Thanks Anita!

anonymous 9 years ago

This is so right on! I said so many of these things to my kids! I loved it and so did my husband!

anonymous 9 years ago

OMG my mother has told me all of this OMG this is soooooo true and its hilarious WE LUV U!!

anonymous 9 years ago

This is absolutely my favorite song! I know my mom said all these things to me and now I'm saying them to my 2 boys.

Thank you for the 3 year old loves the song too!

anonymous 9 years ago

My wife actually sings parts of this song at the kids now instead of just talking. They like it too!!

anonymous 9 years ago

“You don't need the reason why because I said so. I am the Mom.” Well done, Anita!

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anonymous 9 years ago

I was raised by an Anita and she used at least every one of those sentences at least once. The funny thing is that I heard her voice coming out of my mouth as I raised my 6 children and now I hear it coming out of the mouths of my children as they raise my 13 grandchildren.

I would really love to interview you for The Family Yak channel for my Podcast Network as well as on my Business Strategy Channel. I just used you as an example on a recent internet marketing class I did.

What a great example of a mom who not only is making waves, but is making a difference in a big way for her sister moms.

I really would like to make it to one of your appearances in the Seattle area this year. In the meantime, I suppose I will have to settle for buying all of your books and dvds!

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SusanDeppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

Love it!

anonymous 8 years ago

I love what you have created in all of us moms. The stay at home moms are pulling our hair out and this just brings humor to the day. Thank you so much for making me and others smile, when there is nothing else to smile about.

anonymous 8 years ago

What you've done with these phrases has made us laugh. Like a shot in the arm, a good dose of laughter is a much needed medicine when the task of child raising has exasted us. Thank you!

Joan4 8 years ago

"I'm the Mom" is one of my absolute most favorite videos. I am a grandma and oh, how I remember those days! I still think every community needs at least one little group of moms who have the courage to memorize this song and perform at local PTA's!

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teamlane 8 years ago

Too funny. I blogged about this gal a while ago. Her song is hilarious.

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AMB1 8 years ago

Great to read the lyrics and then watch - otherwise I missed some of the best stuff! My aunt and I just watched it together and had a good laugh.

anonymous 8 years ago

I do not get this at all,

But me and my mommy are very close and i love her so much

anonymous 8 years ago

Great job on the page. The videos are funny to! LOL!!! :)

anonymous 8 years ago

i really agree.

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MommaKnows LM 8 years ago

A whole lens on Anita Renfroe!? I love it!!! The first time I saw that video of her I laughed until I cried.

anonymous 8 years ago

I think this song is awesome!!! Loved it!!!

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lisasboutique 8 years ago

I love her song. I have five boys and she is just amazing. I regularly will show my boys this song just for a laugh as it is so true, I do say nearly all of those things in one day!! 5 stars and thanks

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lisasboutique 8 years ago

oh what a shame her mum song no longer works because You tube took it off!! Loved listening to it.

anonymous 7 years ago

I'm glad she's not my mother.

Gwen_McKee 7 years ago

Very funny! I think every mom has said all of this.

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anonymous 7 years ago

Anita, thank you for being my voice.

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EpicFarms 7 years ago

I love her song - it's like the quintessential national anthem for Mom :o) Now I'll have to check out all her other things! 5* and a smile


anonymous 7 years ago

I love the words to the songs and will order some of them. Congratulatons to the writer of the words and singer - you of course - You are great, keep up the good work. I will try to play them on my mandolin while I play your songs, after I receive them. You are Great/Super Artist. I am also known as Rosie the Riveter and I was a USO hostess during 1941-1945 and performed with a band and played my mandolin. I still entertain at Assisted Living places for older people like me.

anonymous 7 years ago

I agree with most of the viewers! Love the song. The lyrics are hilarious! She is such an amazing lady. I am a teen writer at which is a parenting blog from the kid's perspective there are 60 teen and tween writers run by teen author, Vanessa Van Petten. We just posted a video of Mom Song Kid's Response" here:

and would love for you to check it out and tell us what you think or repost if you like it,

Cheers, thanks for checking it out!

G and the Teen Team

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Takes a currage to sing in front of people....

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Petalm 6 years ago

Wow, I hadn't heard that before it's so true it hurts!

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anita ren is my favorite singer even she is not quite famous...

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