Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

Waylon Jennings

 DG
      Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
 A7D
        They'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
 G
        Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levi's and each night begins a new day
 A7
        If you don't understand him and he don't die young
 D
        He'll probably just ride a way

Chorus:
 DG
        Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
 A7
        Don't let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks
 D
        Let them be doctors and lawyers and such
 DG
        Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
 A7
        They'll never stay home and they're always alone
 D
        Even with someone they love

Verse 2:
 DG
      Cowboys like smokey ol' pool rooms and clear mountain mornings
 A7D
        little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
 D
        Them that don't know him won't like him
 G
        And them that do sometimes won't know how to take him
 A7
        He ain't wrong, he's just different but his pride won't let him
 D
        Do things that make you think he's right

Chorus:
 DG
        Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
 A7
        Don't let them pick guitars and drive them old trucks
 D
        Let them be doctors and lawyers and such
 G
        Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
 A7
        They'll never stay home and they're always alone
 D
        Even with someone they love

Edited 9/01/2015
Thanks to David M. Potter (dmp12@cornell.edu) for the lyrics.Perret Charles-Amir : perret@math.univ-mlv.fr
http://soleil.univ-mlv.fr/~perret/waylon.html


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