Ed Bruce - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

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Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
'Cause they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they'd love
 
A cowboy ain't easy to love and he's harder to hold
It means more to him to give you a song than silver or gold
Budweiser buckles and soft faded Levis
And each night begins a new day
If you can't understand him and he don't die young
He'll probably just ride away
 
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
'Cause they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they'd love
 
A cowboy loves smoky old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do
Sometimes won't know how to take him
He's not wrong he's just different and his pride won't let him
Do things to make you think he's right
 
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
'Cause they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they'd love
 
Submitted by LedyCat on Mon, 29/04/2013 - 15:30
Last edited by Hansi K_Lauer on Sun, 29/04/2018 - 03:13
Thanks!

 

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Comments
SaintMark    Wed, 04/10/2017 - 18:08

please add the video

Lobolyrix    Wed, 04/10/2017 - 18:25

Can't add it here - I'm not an editor

SaintMark    Wed, 04/10/2017 - 18:28

i know. BTW great job on all the country classics you translated.