Who Sang Sweet Mama? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Salt of the Earth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:23
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
Sweet mama, lay your burdens down
Sweet mama, lay your [Incomprehensible] down, yeah
Come here and I'll tell you 'bout some truth in life I've found
Sweet mama, set yourself right down

You know pride, it ain't worth a US dime, no it ain't mama
Well no pride, it ain't worth a poor man's time
It's misery to be so jealous all the time
Sweet mama, Lord, be kind to your mind, sweet mama

Sweet mama, girl, you're so feelin' fine
You may think this is just a line
I only put these words into this little song
But to try, girl, and help us get along

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Mama
  • 2 Hardworkin' Man
  • 3 Manual Labor
  • 4 Hill Country Love Song
  • 5 You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ
  • 6 The Devil Made Me Do It the First Time
  • 7 Fun While It Lasted
  • 8 Whiteman's Watermelon
  • 9 Street Walkin' Woman
  • 10 Good News Blues