Musical Song Lists

36 Musical Theatre Songs About Mothers

Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift that you can send digitally as a musical thespian? Easy! Just pick out one of the below musical theatre songs about mothers and print out the sheet music. Then, you can either perform the song live or make a recording of yourself playing or singing it!

OR, if you’re a mother yourself, you can record one of these to send to your children – since many are sung from the perspective of mothers. Just make sure to listen to each one to see which speaks most to you!

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Holding to the Ground” – Falsettos

Just a Housewife” – Working

So Big / So Small” – Dear Evan Hansen

Stop, Time” – Big


Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity

Madrid is My Mama” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Mama Says” – Footloose

Mamaw” – Pump Boys and Dinettes


Kids” – Bye Bye Birdie

I Still See Elisa” – Paint Your Wagon

Mama, Look Sharp” – 1776

So Long Mom” – Tomfoolery


Every Tear a Mother Cries” – Honk!

Just Beyond the Stars” – Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

Mother’s Day” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade

Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Days and Days” – Fun Home

Everything Changes” – Waitress

Everything’s Coming Up Roses” – Gypsy

Slipping Through My Fingers” – Mamma Mia!


Come Home” – Allegro

Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden

Stay With Me” – Into the Woods

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far From Heaven


Day After That” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Pity the Child” – Chess

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin


Halfway” – Amélie

Lunch Box” – Junie B. Jones

Maybe” – Annie

My Best Girl” – Mame


Come to Me” – Les Misérables

Just One Day” – Freaky Friday

Peas in a Pod” – Grey Gardens

If Momma Was Married” – Gypsy

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Which of these musical theatre songs about mothers is your favorite?

And are there any other great songs about mothers we might have forgotten? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Songs About Mothers.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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