Who Sang The Good Lord Knows I Tried? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver When I Get My Wings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:39
From the very first hello to the very last goodbye
From here to there and everything between
All I ever did was try my best to keep you satisfied
And all you ever did was make a fool of me

I tried every way I knew to give you everything I had
And all I ever did was try to treat you right
Still the best that I could do was never good enough for you
I couldn't please you but the good Lord knows I tried

My old friends they tried to warn me but I paid them all no mind
When I see them now we don't have much to say
For you took everything we had,left me nothing but behind
Feelin' like some old forgotten yesterday

I tried every way I knew to give you everything I had
And all I ever did was try to treat you right
Still the best that I could do was never good enough for you
I couldn't please you but the good Lord knows I tried

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Texas Uphere Tennessee
  • 2 The Good Lord Knows I Tried
  • 3 Ride Me Down Easy
  • 4 When I Get My Wings
  • 5 Ain't No God in Mexico
  • 6 Love You Till the Cows Come Home
  • 7 Woman Is the Wonder of the World
  • 8 When the Word Was Thunderbird
  • 9 America You Are My Woman
  • 10 A Restless Wind
  • 11 Evergreen