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Waylon Jennings - Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys


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********** MAMAS DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS *********
written by E. & P. Bruce
performed by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.


Verse 1:
D                                                   G  
Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
  A                                       D
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
        A                         
If you don't understand him and he don't die young
                           D
He'll probably just ride away


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


Verse 2:(A tone higher) 
      E                                                        A 
	Cowboys like smokey ol' pool rooms and clear mountain mornings
         B                                                 E
	Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night

	Them that don't know him won't like him
                          A 
	And them that do sometimes won't know how to take him
            B
	He ain't wrong, he's just different but his pride won't let him
                                                E
	Do the things that make you think he's right


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



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