Mama Tried

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ray Price Buy

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Year:
2006
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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
No-one could change my mind but Mama tried
One and only rebel child
From a family, meek and mild
My Mama seemed to know what lay in store 
Despite my Sunday learning
Towards the bad, I kept turning
'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prion 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

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

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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Written by: Merle Haggard

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