MERLE HAGGARD - Mama Tried

This song is from the album 40 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Rerecorded Versions)(2004), released on 25 May 2004.

SongRating: 10/10

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Scale: D Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 95
Suggested Strumming: DU,DU,DU,DU
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[INTRO] D
[VERSE]
          D                  G
The first thing I remember knowing
        D               G
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
         D                              A
And a young'un's dream of growing up to ride
        D                       G
On a freight train leaving town
      D                G
Not knowing where I'm bound
         D                  A             D
And no one could change my mind but Mama tried

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

[CHORUS]
              D                           G            D
And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
     Bm                                            A7
No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
         D                          G              D
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
            D             A                 D
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried

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

[CHORUS]
              D                           G            D
And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
     Bm                                            A7
No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
         D                          G              D
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
            D             A                 D
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried
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