My Mama Was A Sailor

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My Mama Was A Sailor-Julius Daniels, w/Bubba Lee Torrence
G position, standard tuning, second guitar, C position, standard tuning

My mama was a sailor, she loved the ocean wide
Lord, my mama was a sailor, she loved the ocean wide
She ride top and bottom, sometime on the side

Says I'm goin' uptown, want me to bring you back?
Says, I'm goin' uptown now, honey, what you want me to bring you back?
Says, a box-tail coat and a high priced Stetson hat

Lord, I told Mr. Russell, "Don't you broke my plow."
Said, I told Mr. Russell, "Don't you broke my plow."
Says, he got bull-headed and broke it off anyhow

SOLO

Standin' on the corner, talkin' with my brown
Standin' on the corner, talkin' with my brown
Up stepped a policeman, hit both of us down

Honey, now where was you when 30 blows for town?
Honey, now where was you when 30 blows for town?
Standin' on the corner, teasin' with my brown

Lord, a low-down fireman, dirty engineer
Lord, a low-down fireman, dirty engineer
Say, they took my brown, left me standing here

All you jealous men try to keep your women tied
All you jealous men try to keep your women tied
If they flag my train, I sure gonna let them ride

If anybody asks you, who composed the song
If anybody asks you, who composed the song
Tell 'em Julius Daniels done been here and gone

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