"Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" as written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce....
Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
They'd rather give you a song then diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levi's 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 or drive them old trucks
Let '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 smokey old pool rooms and clear mountain mornin's
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

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mama 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

Mamas' don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such


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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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