Mama Tried

Jack Ingram


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track 5 in album Jack Ingram
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length: 2:58

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format: CD
script: Latin

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The first thing I remember knowin' was a lonesome whistle blowin',
On a freight train leavin' town, not knowin' where I'm bound.
One and only rebel child from a family meek and mild
'Spite all my Sunday learnin' towards the bad I kept on turnin',

And I turned twenty-one in prison doin' life without parole,
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied

She tried so very hard to feel his shoes,
She tried to raise me right but I refused.
[Chorus: x2]
And that leaves only me to blame, 'cause Mama tried.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Beat Up Ford
  • 2 Sight Unseen
  • 3 Make My Heart Flutter
  • 4 Beyond My Means
  • 5 Mama Tried
  • 6 A Song for Amy
  • 7 Things Get Cloudy
  • 8 The Fisherman
  • 9 Me and You
  • 10 Drive On
  • 11 Pick Up the Tempo
  • 12 Road Goes on Forever