David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - Papa Loved Mama guitar chord

Papa Loved Mama--David Allan Coe

written by Garth Brooks and Kim Williams

Corrections welcome (and yes, I'm pretty sure it's a different key than Garth's)



Papa drove a truck nearly all his life


You know it drove mama crazy bein' a trucker's wife


The part she couldn't take was the bein' alone

B A7

I guess she needed more to hold than just a telephone


Papa called mama each and every night


Just to ask her how she was and if us kids was alright


Mama would wait for that call to come in

B A7 D

When Daddy'd hang up she'd be gone again



Mama was a looker, Lord how she shined


Daddy was a good'un but the jealous kind

G G-G/F#-G-G/F#-G

Papa loved Mama, Mama loved men

D A7 D

Mama's in the graveyard, Papa's in the pen

Well it was bound to happen and one night it did

Papa came home and it was just us kids

He had a dozen roses and a bottle of wine

If he was lookin' to surprise us he was doin' fine

I heard him cry for Mama up and down the hall

Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall

That old diesel engine made an eerie sound

When Papa fired it up and headed into town


Well the picture in the paper showed the scene real well

Papa's rig was burried in the local motel

The desk clerk said he saw it all real clear

He never hit the brakes and he was shiftin' gears

CHORUS 1 (2x)

Don't like the B? Slap a capo on II and play:

D=C x32010

G=F xx3211

A7=G7 320001

B=A x0222x

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