Mama Tried

Old 97's


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track 11 in album Hitchhike to Rhome
release date: 1994-11-1
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 2:30

Album Information

label: Big Iron Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Old 97's Hitchhike to Rhome cover art


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Merle Haggard, Bluebook Music (BMI)
And a young-on's dream of growing up to ride
And no one could change my mind, but Mama tried
One and only rebel child, from a family meek and mild
'Spite of all my Sunday learnin', toward the bad I kept on turnin'

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

She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
She tried to raise me right, but I refused


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 St. Ignatius
  • 2 504
  • 3 Drowning in the Days
  • 4 Miss Molly
  • 5 Dancing With Tears
  • 6 4 Leaf Clover
  • 7 Wish the Worst
  • 8 Old 97's Theme
  • 9 Doreen
  • 10 Hands Off
  • 11 Mama Tried
  • 12 Stoned
  • 13 If My Heart Was a Car
  • 14 Desperate Times
  • 15 Ken's Polka Thing