"Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" as written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce....
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em 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 love

Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
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, 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 'em 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 love

Cowboys like 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 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 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 love


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"Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" as written by Patsy Bruce Ed Bruce

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    General Commentah what a great song!!!
    poohblueskyon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great... I must admit I identify with this song a lot... the whole "cowboy lifestyle" I guess. Always restless. LOL Great song though... Good ol' Willie.
    Prime_Knighton June 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLights and shadows of the cowboys life..I'd say even a bit too straightforward in my opinion, but still a great song
    birba.mozzon June 06, 2015   Link

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