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"Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now" which first appeared in the 2002 theatrical musical, sees a return to Hairspray action after being relegated to the end credits of the 2007 film adaptation due to the difficulty of its staging.

Ariana Grande delivered her first musical number in Wednesday (Dec. 7) night's Hairspray Live! TV musical event as part of the ensemble number "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," also featuring Dove Cameron and Maddie Baillio as the three young characters looking for more independence from their overbearing parents. (Grande plays Penny in the production, friend and classmate of protagonist Tracy Turnblad.)

Lyrics[]

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop!

[PENNY]
Stop telling me what to do

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Don't!

[AMBER]
Don't treat me like a child of two

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
No!

[TRACY]
I know that you want what's best-

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Please!

[TRACY]
But mother, please...

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Give it a rest!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please! 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...

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama, I'm a big girl now!

[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!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama, I'm a big girl now!

[PENNY]
Ma, I gotta tell you that without a doubt I got 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!
Woah oh oh oh oh...

[TRACY]
Once I used to fidget 'cause I just sat home

[AMBER]
But now I'm just like Gidget and I gotta get to Rome!

[PENNY]
So say "Arrivederci!"

[TRACY]
"Toodle-loo!"

[AMBER]
And "Ciao!"

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama, I'm a big girl now!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please!

[EDNA, VELMA & PRUDY]
Stop! Don't! No!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Please! Mama, I'm a big girl now!

[COMPANY]
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 the stage, I wanna take my bow

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama I'm a big girl now!

[AMBER]
Woah, 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

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama, I'm a big girl now!

Ma, you always taught me what was right from wrong
And now I just wanna give it a try
Mama, I've been in the nest for far too long
So please give a push and mama watch me fly...

[AMBER]
Watch me fly!

[ENSEMBLE]
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 I take that vow

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
'Cause Mama, I'm a big girl now...

[PENNY]
Woah oh, oh oh oh!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Mama, I'm a big girl now...

[AMBER]
Hey, hey!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
Mama, I'm a big girl-

[AMBER]
Such a big, big girl!

[TRACY, AMBER & PENNY]
I'm a big girl now!

[ENSEMBLE]
Stop! Don't! No.. Please!
Stop! Don't! No.. Please!
Stop! Don't! No.. Please!
Mama, I'm a big girl now!

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Hairspray Live!
December 2, 2016 • 1:03:36 • Masterworks Broadway
Songs
Released Big, Blonde and Beautiful • Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)Cooties • Good Morning Baltimore • I Can Hear The Bells • I Know Where I've Been • It Takes Two • (It's) Hairspray • Ladie's Choice • Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now • Run and Tell That • (The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs • The Nicest Kids In Town • Velma's Revenge • Welcome to the 60's • Without LoveYou Can't Stop The Beat • You're Timeless To Me
Artists Andrea MartinAriana Grande • Derek Hough • Dove Cameron • Ephraim Sykes • Garrett Clayton • Harvey Fierstein • Jennifer HudsonKristin ChenowethMaddie Baillio • Martin Short • Sean Hayes • Shahadi Wright
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