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Transcribed by: Paul Leafgreen leafgreen_p@swosu.edu
Words and music: Danny Mayo and James Dean Hicks
Performer: Confederate Railroad 
Album: Confederate Railroad

Jesus and Mama


[Intro]

GCGC

    G
1.I made a wish upon a star
  C
  I could have a brand new car
   G
  Got tired of wishing
         C
  So I stole one

   G
  Seventeen and knew it all
       C
  My dreams were big but my thoughts were small
    G
  So many roads somehow I chose
        C            D
  The wrong one


       G
C.But Jesus and mama always loved me
  C
  Even when the devil took control
   G                              C
  Jesus and mama always loved me
    D
  This I know


2.I felt tried most all my life
  Found new kinds of lows and highs
  Never been a husband but I had a lot of wives
  To hold me

  Headstrong, stubborn, couldn't be told
  Like a wild horse that couldn't be rode
  A rainbow chaser hungry for gold
  And still searchin'


  Repeat Chorus


3.I wish mom could see me now
  And how I've turned it all around
  Lately I've been going down
  The right road

  Life's a picture that you paint
  With blues and grays and cans of canvas
  Heaven knows I'm not a saint
  But I know


  Repeat Chorus



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