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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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