Mama Tried lyrics by Merle Haggard

Lyric & Midi information
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Song Title * 3823SO: Mamma Tried
Performed By * Merle Haggard
Composer(s) *
Publisher * . Unauthorised copying is illegal
Programmer * © 1997 Steven Owen (Distributed Under License)
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* Verse 1 THE FIRST THING I REMEMBER KNOWING
WAS A LONESOME WHISTLE BLOWIN
AND A YOUNG'UN'S DREAM OF GROWIN UP TO RIDE
ON A FREIGHT TRAIN LEAVIN TOWN
NOT KNOWIN WHERE I'M BOUND
AND NO-ONE COULD CHANGE MY MIND BUT MAMA TRIED


* Verse 2 A ONE AND ONLY REBEL CHILD
FROM A FAMILY MEEK AND MILD
MY MAMA SEEMED TO KNOW WHAT LAY IN STORE
IN SPITE OF ALL MY SUNDAY LEARNIN
FIRST TO BAD I KEPT ON TURNIN
TILL MAMA COULDN'T HOLD ME ANY MORE

* Chorus AND I TURNED TWENTY-ONE IN PRISON
DOIN 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

* Instrumental

* Verse 3 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

* Repeat Chorus

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Time * 2:13
Length * 109 Bars
Tempo * 195 Bpm
Key * D

Ch 2 * Acoustic Bass
Ch 3 * Acoustic Guitar
Ch 6 * Acoustic Guitar
Ch 7 * Electric Guitar
Ch 8 * Electric Guitar
Ch 9 * SlBass
Ch 10 * Drums
Ch 11 * SlBass