Mama Tried
Difficulty: Novice / Version: 1
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[Verse]

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The first thing I remember know-in'
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was a lonesome whist-le blow-in,
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And a young-on's  dream of grow-in up to ride,
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On a freight train leav-in town,
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not know-in where I'm bound,
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And no one could change my mind, but Ma-ma tried.

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One and on-ly reb-el child,
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From a fam-ily meek and mild,
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My ma-ma seemed to know what lay in store,
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Spite all my Sun-day learn-in'
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towards the bad I kept on turn-in,
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Til Ma-ma could-n't hold me an-y-more.


[Chorus]
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And I turned twenty-one in pris-on do-in life with-out
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pa-role, No one could steer me right but Ma-ma tried,
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Mama tried. Ma-ma tried to raise me bet-ter,  but her
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plead-ing I de-nied, That leaves only me to blame,
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cause Ma-ma tried.


[Verse]

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Dear ol' Dad-dy, rest his soul,
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left my mom a heav-y load,
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She tried so very hard to fill his shoes,
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Work-in hou-rs with-out rest,
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Want-ed me to have the best,
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She tried to raise me right but I re-fused


[Chorus]
D                                       G
And I turned twenty-one in prison do-in life with-out
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pa-role, No one could steer me right but Ma-ma tried,
                  D
Mama tried. Ma-ma tried to raise me bet-ter,  but her
G           D
plead-ing I de-nied,
                       A
That leaves only me to blame cause Ma-ma tried