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by Merle Haggard

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[edit]Song titleMama Tried
[edit]Artist nameMerle Haggard
[edit]Lyrics languageEnglish
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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

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
'Til mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right but mama tried, mama tried
Find more similar lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.com/8RIkMama 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

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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by Merle Haggard

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