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Artist: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
Title: Mama Hated Diesels


[Intro]


  D           G        D   A/D
Mama hated diesels so bad
    D                   G                   D
I guess I knew it was something to do with dad
     G                                         D                      Bm
The first time I ever seen her cry, was after one of them things went by
 D            G        D
Mama hated diesels so bad

[Verse 1]

D                          G            D
I remember hearin' those semis gearing down
    D                             A
My mom and me lived right on the high grade end of town
G                                                                      D
I sure loved them white freighters, but there was somethin' in Mama's eyes
 D                                               A                        D
when she'd catch me watching the road, lord, a little bitty piece of her died

[Chorus]

  D          G         D    A/D
Mama hated diesels so bad
D                        G                  D
I guess I knew it was something to do with dad
     G                                         D                      Bm
The first time I ever seen her cry, was after one of them things went by
  D           G        D
Mama hated diesels so bad

[Verse 2] (Spoken)

D                                      G
As the years passed and I grew older, mama did too
  D
Pretty soon she stopped singin' and  laughin', well, she'd hardly even eat
A
I began staying away from home on the weekdays, and wouldn't come home from school till' 
way after dark
G
I was always too busy havin' fun either messing around with some girl or hanging around 
the truckstop
D
or talking too my buddies about about the big rigs that were all the time rollin' in
                                                       A
Or talking about all the crazy places we never been, like California

[Verse 3] (Spoken)

       D                                    G
Well, one day the county sheriff came up to me                                         
                                                                                   D                                                        G
He said they found my mama wandering all by herself in the middle of the highway cryin'
                                                                                       
           A
She was trying of all things Lord, to flag down one of them rigs with a pocket handkerchief
       G
Well, that left me all on my own

[Verse 4] (Spoken)

G
I got a job unloadin' rigs down at the local frieght yard
   D
Pretty soon I got a rig of my own and I left hometown on my very first runt to Frisco
                                                                                    A
That was three years ago today, and I ain't been home in all that time since then, till now

[Verse 5] (Sing)

         D                   G                                  D
Now it's me and the local preacher, standing in the graveyard grass
   D                             A
Staring down at the highway, watching those big boys pass
          G                            D
Well he laid his hand upon me and he prayed for quite some time                          
          D                                   A                    D
I could barely understand the words he said behind that highways whine

[Verse 6] (Spoken)

D                                             G                    D
He handed me a faded photograph, he said he found it in my mama's hand
           D                                        A
He said , I'm afraid you and this picture were the best your mama ever had
         G                                  D            Bm
Well I looked down at that picture, it was Mama and some guy
   D                              A                           D
standing beside a semi- truck, "just married" written on the side

[Chorus-Outro]

  D    G               D   A/D
Mama hated diesels so bad
    D                    G                  D
I guess I knew it was something to do with dad
     G                                        D                      Bm
The first time I ever seen her cry was after one of them things went by
 D           G         D
Mama hated diesels so bad

            
            
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