Mama Tried

Merle Haggard


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track 8 in album Golden Classics: 23 Classic Tracks
release date: 1996-8-6
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length: 2:11

Album Information

label: Double Play
country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

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Merle Haggard Golden Classics: 23 Classic Tracks cover art


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The first thing I remember knowing,
And a young un's dream of growing up to ride,
Not knowing where I'm bound,
One and only rebel child,
My Mama seemed to know what lay in store.
Towards the bad, I kept turning.

No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried.
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried.
Dear old Daddy, rest his soul,
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes.
Wanted me to have the best.

No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried,
That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
  • 2 Swinging Doors
  • 3 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 4 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  • 5 I Threw Away the Rose
  • 6 Branded Man
  • 7 Sing Me Back Home
  • 8 Mama Tried
  • 9 Hungry Eyes
  • 10 Workin' Man Blues
  • 11 Okie from Muskogee
  • 12 The Fightin' Side of Me
  • 13 Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
  • 14 Carolyn
  • 15 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
  • 16 Everybody's Had the Blues
  • 17 If We Make It Through December
  • 18 Things Aren't Funny Anymore
  • 19 Always Wanting You
  • 20 It's All in the Movies
  • 21 I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall
  • 22 I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
  • 23 Today I Started Loving You Again