Who Sang Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys? Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

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length: 2:32
writer: Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce
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, an' he don't die young
He'll prob'ly 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 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 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

Tracklist
  • 1 Funny How Time Slips Away
  • 2 Healing Hands of Time
  • 3 Once More With Feeling
  • 4 You Ought to Hear Me Cry
  • 5 One in a Row
  • 6 She's Not for You
  • 7 Yesterday's Wine
  • 8 Pretty Paper
  • 9 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
  • 10 It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  • 11 One Day at a Time
  • 12 My Own Peculiar Way
  • 13 December Day
  • 14 Night Life
  • 15 Are You Sure
  • 16 Wake Me When It's Over
  • 17 Bring Me Sunshine
  • 1 The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  • 2 A Couple More Years
  • 3 Within Your Crowd
  • 4 Blackjack Country Chain
  • 5 Darkness on the Face of the Earth
  • 6 Pick Up the Tempo
  • 7 Laying My Burdens Down
  • 8 Mountain Dew
  • 9 What Can You Do to Me Now
  • 10 To Make a Long Story Short (She's Gone)
  • 11 Hello Walls
  • 12 Write Your Own Songs
  • 13 It Should Be Easier Now
  • 14 So Much to Do
  • 15 Some Other World
  • 16 Waltz Across Texas
  • 17 Will You Remember
  • 1 Good Hearted Woman
  • 2 If You Can Touxh Her at All
  • 3 Sweet Memories
  • 4 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 5 Me and Paul
  • 6 Fire and Rain
  • 7 Shes Still Gone
  • 8 Little Things
  • 9 Mr. Record Man
  • 10 I'm a Memory
  • 11 San Antonio Rose
  • 12 Family Bible
  • 13 Don't Cuss the Fille
  • 14 Goin' Home
  • 15 Phases & Stages, Circle, Cycles & Scenes
  • 16 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys