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Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys


Friday, March 15, 2013

Doing OK after slipping from the shower last night. I took some vicodin I had left from last month. It took care of the head & body aches, but made it hard to read or follow TV programs. Just took some more so I can sleep today and go to work tonight. As I was doing dishes a while ago, I found myself singing this song. No idea why it popped into my head.

Written by Ed & Patsy Bruce, and first recorded by Ed in 1975. I remember the Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson version best from 78.




Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to
They'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold.
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded levis,
And each night begins a new day.
If you don't understand him, an' he don't die young,
He'll prob'ly just ride away.




Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Don't let 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks.
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such.
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
'Cos they'll never stay home and they're always alone.
Even with someone they love.



Cowboys like smokey 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 ain't wrong, he's just different but 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 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks.
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such.
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
'Cos they'll never stay home and they're always alone.
Even with someone they love.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLAMENM 3/16/2013 9:49PM

    Heal up fast! Falls are tricky.

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WALLAHALLA 3/15/2013 11:21PM

    take it easy and be careful

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BUTEAFULL 3/15/2013 11:09PM

    cute cute cute

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PATRICIAAK 3/15/2013 10:17PM

    cont to improve

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/15/2013 6:20PM

    Happy to hear you are doing okay after your accident.
Also happy to hear you had some leftover vicodin for your unfortunate accident.
I never, ever toss that medication. You've proved why. You never know when you will have a minor setback.
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SLACHETKA103145 3/15/2013 5:20PM

    Hey...sorry, I don't mind a cow poke for a son!!!!! There is nothing like a fall roundup!!

When I hear this song, I always think of how Willie has always done his thing.....and it seems curious to me!!!!!

I do have one favor to ask though....how about sending the cowboy cat....he would really be loved in this household!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LINDAKAY228 3/15/2013 5:10PM

    Cute! When my brother was in his early 20s and before he had kids he did some bull riding for while. I grew up going to rodeos and some of my friends in high school did rodeo events. I love the Garth Brooks song, Rodeo, that is mentioned in the first pic.

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FRANNIEDID 3/15/2013 10:06AM

    So cute, I love it when you do these!

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DAP1313 3/15/2013 8:41AM

    So sorry about your slip in the shower. I've always loved this song.

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SHERYLDS 3/15/2013 7:57AM

    good to hear you're feeling better.
be careful

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