I'll expect you to earn your keep
, and no mistake about that.
Also an active performer, Whitten was quoted in Philadelphia Music Makers stating: "If you earn your keep
as a teacher, you can be tempted to sacrifice your art, but you really can't.
I had another name When you were born I became Mum To feed you when you'rehungry I wiped your tears When you cried I took away your fears Sleepless nights walking the floor I am Mum I take you to school Leave you at the door Tears in my eyes You don't need me anymore Growing up leaving school Going to work to earn your keep
When you're out late I never sleep I am Mum When you leave home I will feel all alone Like a rose losing its petals The pain I feel is like a sting From nettles No matter where you are Near or far You will always be near in my heart With the love I have had From the very start.