Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded

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Warren Zevon

Warren William Zevon /ˈziːvɒn/ (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician noted for including his sometimes sardonic opinions of life in his musical lyrics, composing songs that were sometimes humorous and often had political or historical themes. more »

Gambler ambled down a country lane
Looking for a game of chance
She was twenty-one or two
And she knew what she wanted
And she wanted that gamblin' man

Her parents warned her
Tried to reason with her
She was determined that she wanted Bill
They'd all be offended at the mention still
If they heard this song, which I doubt they will

And my Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
No, no, nevertheless
I said my Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter, don't marry that gamblin' man."

Gambler tried to be a family man
Though it didn't suit his style
He thought he had him a winning combination
So he took us where the stakes were high
Her parents warned her
Tried to reason with her
Never kept their disappointment hid
They all went to pieces when the bad luck hit
Stuck in the middle, I was the kid

And my Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
No, no, nevertheless
M-m-m-m-m-mama couldn't be persuaded
When my Grannie pleaded with her
Not to marry that gamblin' man.

I said my mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama couldn't be persuaded
When they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."
Mama
M-m-m-Mama couldn't be persuaded when they pleaded with her
"Daughter don't marry that gamblin' man."

Written by: WARREN WILLIAM ZEVON

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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