Chesnutt, Mark - She Was Lyrics

She started her new life ten dollars in debt
That's all it took to get started back then
A trip to the courthouse across the state line
No one could stop her, she'd made up her mind
He was eighteen, she wasn't

But she said she was and never thought twice
Came back home as my daddy's wife
She just shook her head when her momma said
"Are you sure he's the one?" She was

He took a job and farmed on the side
He made the ends meet, but she kept 'em tied
Changes were coming to their little world
She said "What would you like, a boy or a girl?"
He said "Are you?"

She said she was and never thought twice
'Bout takin the next step in building their lives
Soon there were three and she tried to be
Everything to us And she was

Those precious moments turned into years
In what seemed like the blink of an eye
I held her hand as I leaned down to ask her
"Momma, Are you ready to say goodbye?"

She said she was but she thought twice
Holdin' my hand as she let go of life
Daddy always said a woman like her
Would be hard to give up
And she was

She was

If there ever was a picture of love,
She was

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  1. stick Lonnie Stevens

    So beautiful.

  2. Stephanie Kaelin

    Reminds me of my parents story 💝💖

  3. madmax115541

    Seen mark last weekend at spring tx music festival it was worth the money with him and the other singers they had

  4. Nicholas Nixon

    He is under appreciated

  5. heartbeat085

    Same girl that played in concrete angel music video by Martina McBride. Great video . They don’t make songs like this anymore that’s for sure

  6. Carol Sharp

    I had a mom with a heart of Gold

  7. Joni Smith

    One of my favorite songs

  8. Leland Brown III

    I'm gonna sing this at a karaoke bar who's in

  9. Taylor Steege

    I most lost Tom Thomas best friend @ boyfriend

    Leland Brown III

    I'm gonna sing this at a karaoke bar u can come watch me sing it if you want

  10. Fred Lowry Jr

    Academy of country music shafted him like they did to Toby Keith so many years. Mark is by far one of the exceptional Artists that is Pure Country.

    Leland Brown III

    I sing this every night

  11. shawn1967chevelle

    last time i seen him couldnt even believe it! sang every song i ever loved perfectly!!!!! was with murphy 500 and eli teller and they all kicked ass!!!!!! and mark was still singing after 2 hrs. was just amazing!!!!!!! thank you mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Maria Murrey

    Beautiful song, thought of my mom the whole time. Thank You Mark!!!

    Leland Brown III

    I'm gonna sing this at a karaoke bar u can come watch me sing it if u want to

  13. Pamela Morgan

    Just realized the girl in the vdeo near the end was the little girl in Concrete Angel by Martina McBride. Anyway, this song always has me in tears when I listen to it.

  14. Nicholas Nixon

    Beautiful Song my all time favorite by Mark Chestnut so much feeling in this song I'm 28 and listen to this song everyday

  15. Austin Cook

    First time I heard this song, I bawled my eyes out, then thought of my momma. They’ll never make a song like this again

  16. Dana Rogers

    Real country music with meaning

  17. Senga

    Brilliant! Xx

  18. doug scholz

    i like this song i dedicate this song for my ex girl friend i cant stop litening to these songs

  19. Charles Jeffries

    Beautiful tribute

  20. Liam the Marching Band Guy

    I’ve never been able to make it through this song without crying

  21. Chuck Peters

    This video was shot at my house in 2006 l think. They used our family's pictures in many of the scenes.

  22. Jeff Frost

    Saw him and Joe Diffie last night in St. Louis, and he still has it. Miss this type of country. Thanks for still going out there and bringing "country" music to the fans.

  23. love hurts badly

    Yes I am sure he is the one I love you baby

  24. Ro Castro

    Linda música countri amei amo música countri

  25. Doug Goad

    Lost my mom back in April the song makes me think about her not just now it always did miss you Mom

  26. Patricia Simon

    😢 my mum was.

  27. 70Kenny

    One of the Top Ten songs that can reduce a man to tears. If you don't love your Mom, you're not a real man.

  28. Liz Kerr

    Every time I hear this song, I think of my mum, and I cry.

    Leland Brown III

    I'm gonna sing this at a karaoke bar u can come watch me sing it if you want

  29. Margie Jenkins

    Need to remove this song!!!!!!!!

    Leland Brown III

    No this song doesn't need to be removed if you don't like it don't listen to it it's that fucking simple you fucking waffle twat

  30. Codey Young

    This has always been one of my favorite songs. But now it means so much more to me. I lost my mom 6 days ago and it's been the hardest thing I have ever been through. She was. I love u mom and miss u.

  31. alvis lancaster

    what a song!!! beautiful lyrics and singing...our mothers are the BEST!...this is for all the great moms out there.....

  32. Roy

    This song breaks my heart every time damn

  33. Jojo Abaggoy

    mark chesnutt golden voice

  34. JKF 201726

    Such a powerful song. I can't help but cry when I play it.

  35. The Chosen One

    Ain't no way Luke Bryan, or any other country singers today can make you feel songs like this.. today's country isn't about feelings, it's about trucks and mud.. 80s thru mid 90s country will forever be untouched..

    Dana Rogers

    The Chosen One Luke Bryan is crap.

    Leland Brown III

    @Dana Rogers I agree I was introduced to mark chestnuts music by one of my co workers when I was a grounds matince engineer now I Love mark chestnuts music. I can't stand the new bullshit that is played today

    David Monnahan

    One of the best!!

  36. Little GayBoy666

    10 dollars in shit,,farmed on the side , broke her back,, snapped his spine,, drinking ah beer killin ah deer,,she was

  37. mommyofachevelle06

    This song 💞💞💞 I lost my mom to cancer 5.2.17 just a few months ago only 54y...WHen this song came out wr would ALWAYS sing it together every time it came on 😭😭😭 r.i.p momma miss/love you

    Tim Snell


    Tim Snell

    mommyofachevelle06 lost my mom to cancer also 25 year old thought I was ready for anything in life but not that....this song reminds me of her so much, srry for your loss

    Below Me Sandwich

    Sorry for your loss. Cancer is a son of a bitch.

  38. Al Testic

    but cjheese was.. nope I was.. harp III program exclusive Halloween program and I will

  39. bmadden926

    forever and a day until my last breath

  40. baby bear

    To the moon and back

  41. Brandon Rose

    my Grandmother is 87 and currently in the hospital and not going to make it. her lungs are failing. doctors have decided to let her go home in the next few days so she can pass in peace with hospice care. she was a mother to me and my siblings not a grandma. It is hard to say good bye to her but we know its time. She is Truely an angel walking earth

  42. April Dykes

    miss hearing this on the radio

  43. Kat Gipple

    this is for my momma who passed away almost a month ago. I miss you mommy 😢

  44. Brooke Clement


  45. Brooke Clement

    Yeah I. Love This Song Lol!!✋👍😍☺😀😀😄🎤🎶🎵🎧😃💍💋💌💞💞😃💋💎💍

  46. Brooke Clement


  47. Acres ninety

    See you in ruidoso on the 28th!

  48. Brooke Clement


  49. Brooke Clement

    😛😄😃😀🎸🎤🎧🎼🎶🎵🎹😎😎👍👍👍👍😎😛😄😃😀🎸🎤🎧🎼🎶🎵🎹 He's. one. Of. the. Best Yet. in Country Music today!!👍😎😛😄😃😀😀👍😎😛😄😃😀🎸🎤🎧🎼🎶🎵🎹🎼🎶🎵

  50. Brooke Clement

    90"S and. and. Also. Early 2000"s Country Music. Was GREAT I. Loved. It!!😁😁🎸🎤🎹🎶🎵🎼🎧👍👍

  51. Brooke Clement


  52. Brooke Clement


    Brooke Clement

    Fiainlly The Real Deal !

  53. Brooke Clement

    Great. Song From. Mark. Chesnutt. In love. it. Yeah. Finally. Real. Country. Music. lol !!😉😃😀🎹🎶🎵🎸🎧🎤🎉☺😊😄🎸😎👍😛😝 Finally. The. Real Deal-!😉😃😀🎶🎵🎹🎸

  54. Brooke Clement

    Yeah. I. Know. I Love. This Song. To !!🎹🎶🎵🎸🎧🎤😉☺😎👍👍

  55. Brooke Clement


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  57. Brooke Clement

    Real Country Music instead. of. that. other. Junk Crap. Stuff. !!😍😉😊☺😀😃😄😎😎😎😎😎😎😍😉😉😊😊☺☺😀😀😄😄😎😎👍👍🎼👍👍👍👍🎸🎸🎤🎤🎻🎻🎹🎹🎶🎶🎵🎵🎼🎼🎼🎼🎧🎧🎸🎤🎻🎹🎶🎵🎼🎧🎶🎵🎉👍👍👍

  58. Brooke Clement


    Brooke Clement


  59. Brooke Clement

    This. Right. Here. is. Real Country. Music. lol. And Real. Talent. !!👍👍👍👍🎸🎤🎻🎹🎶🎵😁😀😃😄🎅🎉🎄🎁🎼🎧🎼🎧👍🎸🎤🎻🎹🎵🎵🎁🎄🎉🎅

  60. Brooke Clement


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  64. Brooke Clement

    This. a. Beautiful. song. They. Don't. make. Songs. like. this. anymore.!! 😎😁😳😍😉☺😊😀😃😄😣😞😒🎸🎤🎶🎵🎁

  65. Brooke Clement

    True. Country Music!!😁😀😃😄

  66. Brooke Clement

    Mark. Chesnutt. is. Great. lol !! I. love. him 😁😉☺😊😀😃😄😎😎🎸🎻🎶🎤🎵🎧🎹

  67. Brooke Clement


  68. Brooke Clement

    What. a. Beautiful. Song. wow. Country. Music. dosent. Sound. like. this. anymore!!😒🎵🎶🎤🎸🎻🎹🎧

  69. Brooke Clement

    This. song. is. great. Compared. to. The. Country. Music. now. The. way. I. see. It's. not. Country. Music. at. all. now. It's Crap. now. it's. not. like. it. Usted. be. lol !!!!😣

  70. Brooke Clement

    I. love. this. Song. it's. Great. lol !!👍👍🎸🎤🎻🎹🎧🎶🎶🎵🎵🎸👍👍😍😃😄😀😉☺😊

  71. Brooke Clement

    Mary. Early Chirimas!!🎅🎅🎄🎄🎅🎄🎁🎁🎅🎄🎄🎁🎁

  72. Brooke Clement


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  74. Brooke Clement

    This a. good. Heart. Felt. Country. Music song. !!👍😀😄🎸👍🎧🎹🎶🎶🎵🎧🎸🎸🎵🎶🎸🎵🎶🎧🎹🎹🎻🎻🎻🎤🎤🎤🎤😀👍🎤🎻🎹🎧🎶🎵🎸🎸🎸🎻😀👍🎤🎻🎹🎧🎶🎵🎸🎅🎄

  75. Brooke Clement

    This. Song. Was. realsed. in 2002. I was 1 then lol!!

  76. Brooke Clement

    I. miss. This. Kind. of. Music. Country. Music. is. not. Like. this. anymore. and. Y'all. are right. lol. !! 😀😃😄👍🎸🎻🎃🎶🎹

  77. Brooke Clement

    I'm. 15. and. I. Wish. That Country. Music. was. Still. Like. this Today. !!

  78. Brooke Clement

    This. was. True Country Music!!👍👍🎻🎸

  79. Brooke Clement

    I. Know. I. Wish. Country Music. was still. Like. This now lol. Nope. Your. Right Country Music. is not. Like. this anymore. This True Country!!👍👍😄😃😄😀😃😄😅

    Brooke Clement

    This. true Country Music lol !!👍👍

  80. inu yasha

    Country music isn't like this anymore. I wish the "old country" was played more on the radio not this "new country" crap. I'm 28 and I like the old stuff that many people my age haven't heard. I grew up listening to Red Sovine

    Michael Pagano

    inu yasha I'm the same way I'm 16 turning 17. And the older country is nice. Love listening to it.

  81. jrh19782002

    get those onions away from me :(

  82. Jeff Chew

    I just lost my mom yesterday. My momma most definitely WAS

  83. Barbara Farmer


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    I Still Remember Beau's Death So Vividly. I Hugged Beau Before He Was Cremated. I Said My Last Goodbyes The Night Before He Passed Away. Minutes After We Got Back Home, We Ran A Special NASCAR Race In Memory Of His Death.

  85. rb26 Does Everything

    I Wish Beau Was Still Alive To See Me Grow Up & See Me Have A Family Of My Own. RIP Beau. I Miss You Everyday.

  86. shawn1967chevelle

    seen him in southern ill couple months ago !!!! totally unbelivable he played for hrs !!!!!

  87. Casie Lovell

    I love this song

  88. Gary Lee

    Awesome song!!

  89. Youggle-It ....... if-n ya can't fix-it.

    great song, thanks for uploading and sharing.

  90. Michael Pagano

    My mama just passed and this song made me more happy. That might sound weird but it's true. This song makes me smile everytime. :)

    Dan Giannella

    sorry for your loss glad you got this song

    Michael Pagano

    Dan Giannella Ty.

  91. Don Scott


  92. Chris Snider

    Oh God I forgot about this one. I think I'll go hug Mama Now.


    +Chris Snider  100% Agree!!!! Amazing Song

    Mark Appel

    Chris Snider listen to “Mama’s House” by him.

  93. DePereMischief

    Just saw him play tonight. Wish he'd done this one! Great song!

  94. Ashley Dawn

    I love this song. it reminds me of my beautiful , Grandma

  95. joe shmoe

    Classic country sound.....Not the crap that comes from Nashville these days !

    Don Scott

    Don't you mean "Trashville"?

    joe shmoe

    Yep....Works for me !

    joe shmoe

    Oh geesh ???......Have a nice weekend !

    Jim Cholley

    It could be that music in general has passed the point of interest for older folks like myself.  Indeed, it is not like it used to be.  There is most certainly talent out there, but nobody my age is interest in it.  I am from the older school of music interest.  My interest in country music left right around 2006-07.  By the way, this particular one is from exactly fourteen years ago right now, and I have good memories of that time..

  96. Rossy Aguilar

    It makes me so angry to know that this great talented man didn't get enough credit .....but yet they give the credit to the rubbish and the embarrassment they play today !!!

    Michael Pagano

    Amen to that! No one likes this type of music anymore. It's all about rap that you can't even understand. That's not talent that's called technology to speed their voice up.

    inu yasha

    +Michael Pagano this is my FAVORITE kind of music. I could care less about rap, pop, and there's very few "new country" song that I like. I prefer the oldies to the "newbies" and I'm in my mid 20's I grew up with Waylon, Willie, Cash, all the oldies music.

    Margaret Meehan

    +Michael Pagano I wouldn't say no one. This is my favorite Mark Chestnutt hit.


    Rossy Aguilar Amen!

  97. Evelyn Victory Matheny

    always loved this song!

  98. mous anony

    i really like a kind of this music

  99. Wayne D

    I love this song, sad beautiful