I'll Always Love My Mama

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"I'll Always Love My Mama"
Single by The Intruders
from the album Save the Children & Cowboys to Girls
Released1973 (1973)
GenreR&B, soul
Songwriter(s)Gamble & Huff
McFadden & Whitehead (co-writers)
The Intruders singles chronology
"(Win, Place or Show) She's a Winner"
"I'll Always Love My Mama"
"I Wanna Know Your Name"

"I'll Always Love My Mama" is a 1973 single by the Philly soul group The Intruders. Released from their album Save the Children, the single is a song commonly played on Mother's Day.[1]

Written by Gamble & Huff and co-written by McFadden & Whitehead, the song reached #36 on the pop chart and #6 on the R&B charts in the summer of 1973. It was recorded as a long LP track, which was broken down into Parts 1 and 2 for the single release. The song was inspired by Kenny Gamble's mother, Ruby, who died in 2012. It was used during the credits of The Simpsons episode "Moe Letter Blues".[2]


  1. ^ The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, p. 464
  2. ^ Morrison, John F. (March 16, 2012). "Ruby Gamble, an inspiration behind her famous son, dies at 96". Philly.com. Retrieved May 13, 2013.