Intro: D G Em7 B7 D

E   E      A           B                 E
My brother said that I, was rotten to the core.
E   E         A           Gbm7                 B
I was the youngest child,  so I got by with more.
E      E         A       B                E
I guess she was tired by, the time I came along.
E      E      A             Gbm7              B
She'd laugh until she cried, I could do no wrong.
Gbm7                     B                  E
She would always save me, because I was her baby.

             Dbm                    A
I worked a factory in Ohio, a shrimp boat in the Bayou,
E                         B
I drove a truck in Birmingham.
       Dbm                  A
Turned 21 in Cincinnati,I called home to mom and daddy,
E                          B
I said "Your boy is now a man."
            Gbm7                     B                      E
She said "I don't care if you're 80, you'll always be my baby."

E      E     A            B               E
She loved that photograph, of our whole family.
E       E     A           Gbm7                     B
She'd always point us out, for all her friends to see.
E       E         A         B                     E
That's Greg he's doing great, he really loves his job.
E       E        A         Gbm7                         B
And Ronnie with his 2 kids, how 'bout that wife he's got.
             Gbm7          B                   E
And that one's kinda crazy, but that one is my baby.

         Dbm                            A
I got a call in Alabama, said come on home to Louisianna 
E                            B
and come as fast as you can fly.
             Dbm                         A
Cause your momma really needs you, and says she's got to see you, 
E                                   B
she might not make it through the night.
       Gbm7               B                    E
The whole way I drove 80, so she could see her baby.

     Dbm                                  A
She looked like she was sleepin' and my family had been weepin' 
E                              B
by the time that I got to her side.
       Dbm                                  A
And I knew that she'd been taken, and my heart it was breakin', 
E                     B
I never got to say goodbye.
   Em7                     A                       
I softly kissed that lady, and cried just like a baby.

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