One of my favorite country music songs is a tune that was first recorded by Ed Bruce, written in the 1970s by him and his wife, Patsy Bruce. Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson made their own (fabulously successful) recording in 1978. The first three lines of the chorus go something like this —
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Don’t let ‘em pick guitars or drive them old trucks.
Let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such.