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Mama Tried "The Ballad From Killers Three"

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,
full 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,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a heavy twang in the vocals
acoustic rhythm guitars
hard swingin' rhythm
an upbeat two-step feel

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I am a okie girl from Tulsa and Stigler Oklahoma originallly but now I am living in morganfield ky I grew up listening to merle haggard my favourite song is okie from Muskogee
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Love to hear Merle sing he had some great songs love them ❤️Amy from Mississippi ❤️❤️
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This was my first Merle song... Miss the man lots. RIP Merle and God bless you
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Bobby Weir from the Grateful Dead really channels this song well. Nice to hear the original though.
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tyamnitz
18 years of age now headed on 19 and im grateful my parents played Merle haggard whenever I was in the vehicle. Life isn't easy and I haven't started but ole Merle had a beautiful way of telling us about his sorrows and telling us all about it. If I could i would require all children to listen to the golden age of country music. It doesn't get any better. And no disrespect towards old Hank and the others back then but the 70s and 80s were the best for our music
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ralynde
Saw you at The Valley Forge Music Fair. Best show ever..I will miss you. RIP. HAG
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Miss you Merle...so many memories from Yester-Year of Saturday nights of going out to The Pink Lady or Hazel ' s where we met up with friends and danced. RIP HAG
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Silver angel wings carried you away so sad r i.p
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R.I.P. You're a classic!
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R.I.P
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honey931
He is the man. It don't get any better than The Hag. Love everything he does.
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Love his dog
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My mama tried and I let her down and miss her so much, but I know she is lookin down on me now and she is proud of me now. Love mom, Ice man
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j.e.f.1
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This song is one of my favorites from the Hag!
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Good old I mean OLD ONE, did "momma" REALLY TRY , LOL. NOT MINE :-)!
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Love old song
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It's a true song
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Good ol merle
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MOM tied with the only hell ever had!!!! hanks mom .
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Thank god for Mimas that tied!!!!
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This song is so great! My daddy used to sing this song when I was a lil girl. Merle haggard is definitely one of the greatest country artists!
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Makes me want to go hug my mama!
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Love the hag
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Never lets you cdown
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thereeves12
One of his best
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gandg218
Love me some Merle!! One of my favorites!!
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Awesome song! One of Merle's best!!
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one of the best '''''
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tell it like it is Merle,like always
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good vocals, good music, good everything i like
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georgemwatki n s
As good as it gets.
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phil7484
Nobody in any area of music can put as much soul into their singing as Merle does.
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forniesp
Awesome. Just awesome.
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rosaliegk2
Love Merle!
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ted6195
awesome song never gets old
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A little old, even for me

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