Song Details More songs by The Who
Squeeze Box
The Who
Who The 1976 SqueezeBox45
Mama's got a squeeze box she wears on her chest
And when daddy comes home he never gets no rest
'Cause she's playin' all night
And the music's all right

Mama's got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night
1976
16
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976
  • B-side: "Success Story"
  • peaked at No. 10 on the UK Singles chart in 1976
  • from the album The Who By Numbers (1975)
  • on the record:
         Roger Daltrey - lead vocals, tambourine
         Pete Townshend - acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, accordion, harmony vocals
         John Entwistle - bass guitar, harmony vocals
         Keith Moon - drums
  • written by Pete Townshend
  • Pete Townshend: "Intended as a poorly aimed dirty joke. I had bought myself an accordion and learned to play it one afternoon. The polka-esque rhythm I managed to produce from it brought forth this song. Amazingly recorded by The Who to my disbelief. Further incredulity was caused when it became a hit for us in the USA."
  • produced by Glyn Johns
  • recorded May 30, 1975 on the Shepperton Studios' soundstage
  • MCA Records label
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