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Merle Haggard: Mama Tried Meaning

Song Released: 1968


Mama Tried Lyrics

The first thing I remember knowing,
Was a lonesome whistle blowing,
And a young un's dream of growing up to ride;
On a freight train leaving town,
Not knowing where I'm bound,
No-one could change my mind but Mama tried.
One and only rebel...

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