Mama Tried by Merle Haggard lyrics and chords

Mama Tried is one of the most popular songs of the time. Mama Tried lyrics written by Merle Haggard. This song has sung by merle Haggard

SingerMerle Haggard
AlbumMama Tried
Released1968
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Mama Tried by lyrics:

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young’un’s dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I’m bound
And no one could change my mind, but Mama tried

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One and only rebel child
From a family meek and mild
My mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad I kept on turning
Till Mama couldn’t hold me anymore

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And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

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Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right, but I refused

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And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

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The first t hing I re member kn owing was a lonesome whistle blowin’

And a young un’s dream of growin’ up to ride

On a freight train l eavin’ to wn, not know in’ where I’m bound

And no one could change my mind, but Mama tried

One and only rebel child, from a fam ily meek and mild

My Mama seemed to kn ow what lay in store

‘Spite of all my S unday learnin’, toward the bad I kept on turnin’

‘Til Mama cou ldn’t ho ld me anymore

And I tu rned twenty-one in prison doin’ life without parole

No one could steer me rig ht, but Mama tried, Mama tried

Ma ma tried to raise me b etter, but her pleading I denied,

that leaves on ly me to blame, ’cause Mama tried

Dear old Daddy, r est his soul, he left my mom a heavy load

She tried so very hard t o fill his shoes

Worki n’ hours w ithout rest , wanted m e to have the best

She tried to rais e me right, but I refused

And I tu rned twenty-one in prison doin’ life without parole

N o one could steer me rig ht, but Mama tried, Mama tried

Ma ma tried to raise me b etter, but h er pleading I denied,

that leaves on ly me to blam e, ’cause Mama tried

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