(Joe Melson / Roy Orbison / Alan Rush)
Mama, just had to call, oh mama,
your baby-boy just had his heart broken in two.
She said we're through, but to send her best to you.
Oh mama, I'd like to run to you, mama.
I'd come home today, leave right away,
but things won't work that way.
Got to stay, be a man, if I can, oh mama.
Oh mam, I don't know, I called her tonight.
No, not at home, yeah you're probably right.
Yes, I'll take care of myself.
No, I'll be all right,
I'll go to bed early tonight.
Oh mama, tell dad I think of him, mama.
Has uncle Joe, my puppy Coco,
Gosh, I loved her so
Mama, don't worry so much, darling mama.
No mama, don't cry, just say goodbye.
Can't have us both in tears