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
Gotta stay, be a man,
If I can, Mama.
No, Mom, 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 alright.
I'll go to bed early tonight.
Oh, Mama, tell Dad I think of him, Mama.
How's Uncle Joe, my puppy, Coco,
Tell them hello, oh, better go
But gosh, I loved her so.
Umm, Mama, don't worry so much, darling Mama.
Now, Mama don't cry, just say goodbye,
Can't have us both in tears, oh, Mom, you know me.
Yes, I'll always be your baby through all the years.
from "Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits"
on Monument Record / SLP-18000 / side one (C4Y-183) / track 6
MLP 8000 / side one (B1P-101) / track 6