Joanne: The Mom Song by Eli Schneider

This is a story about a gentle soul, 
her name is Joanne Schneider, so let's roll. 
(Chorus)
She's a very special lady, that's my Jo;
she's always there and the only way to go.

Nothing is more important to her than Eli and Ben,
she's loving and proud of her two young men. 
(Chorus) 
She's a very special lady, that's my Jo; 
she's always there and the only way to go.

Joanne is a mother and provider; 
she's a honey and you can confide in her. 
(Chorus) 
She's a very special lady, that's my Jo; 
she's always there and the only way to go.

She's always funny and happy; 
she's a businesswoman and snappy. 
(Chorus) 
She's a very special lady, that's my Jo; 
She's always there and the only way to go.

This is the end of my story, 
and the beginning of my mother's glory. 
(Chorus) 
She's a very special lady, that's my Jo; 
she's always there and the only way to go.

(Repeat Chorus)

She's a very special lady, that's my Jo; 
she's always there and the only way to go.

 

Eli Schneider with his inspiration--his mother, Joanne Schneider.
Eli Schneider with his inspiration--his mother, Joanne Schneider.

 

I was really not excited or happy about doing this corrido, but at the end I had fun doing it. It was sort of hard to do the interview with my mom because people in my family were really sick. I learned stuff that I didn't know about my mom that was pretty cool. 
   Writing the corrido was hard but fun. I had to think of words that rhymed and tell the truth about my mom. I had to write a lot and change words so many times. I don't really like to write that much but I'm glad I did it. I learned that it is really important to finish what you start. 
   A corrido is a song that tells a story about a person, place, animal, or something that happened. I learned from Celestino Fernández that I could rhyme the last words if I did a two line verse. It was fun and I plan to write another corrido about my family.

- Eli Schneider