Country Music

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys (from Nashville Rebel)

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” is a country music song first recorded by Ed Bruce, written by him and his wife Patsy Bruce. His version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records. In late 1975 and early 1976, Bruce’s rendition of the song went to number 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. This song was featured on Chris LeDoux’s album released January 20, 1976, Songbook of the American West.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose the song as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

The narrator warns mothers not to let their children become cowboys because of the tough and rootless life of cowboy culture.

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