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Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Sales Reps

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps
Don’t let ’em jabber on cell phones and drive them old cars
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps
They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they love

Sales reps ain’t easy to love and they’re harder to hold
And they’d rather give you a pitch than diamonds or gold
Gold-plated belt buckles and old faded grey suits

And each night begins a new day
And if you don’t understand him and he don’t die young
He’ll probably just drive away

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps

Don’t let ’em jabber on cell phones and drive them old cars
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps
They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they love

Sales reps like smokey old pool rooms and wide open roads
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
And 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 sales reps
Don’t let ’em jabber on cell phones and drive them old cars
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps
They’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they love

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps
Don’t let ’em jabber on cell phones and drive them old cars
Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be sales reps

Adapated by Paul Mush 2008 from Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys written by Ed and Patsy Bruce in 1976, performed by Waylon Jennings and by Willie Nelson in 1978.