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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,
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
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
intricate melodic phrasing
major key tonality
thru composed melodic style
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
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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my daddy loved this song
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nickyp51
Great song and a great singer, RIP Merle Haggard
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She sure did. GOD bless her tired soul! I'm pray that you are truly @ peace now. I can't believe it's been 9yrs since you've been gone! :'( :'( :'(
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There will be only be one Merle,truly one of the best! !!
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Will remimber this man through his music Rest in Peace merle Haggard. Yall never give up you know know who believes in you and you inspire. Keep on Keeping on Fam
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They have really been playing the Merle songs at least they are paying respects to the country legend
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merle youll be missed
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wwilde8
Bless your soul, Merle! You will never truly die, you are immortal to anyone that has heard you pour your heart into each song you ever wrote!
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R.I.P Merle
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She sure did.
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Well Mama, you tried...
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and i turned 21 in prison doing life w/out parole......
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hoketthouse
Old school country is better this new stuff
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cool song
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Love his songs Merle is a great singer ❤️❤️❤️Amy from Mississippi ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Tempo 195 or 97; 4 stars
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sometimes mama is right.someti m e s . wish I listen to her. Damn!?
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YEP she did.ya damn right she is still a going..
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So glad to have my freedom and my momma still
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Momma always right..
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One of my favorite Merle Haggard songs! :)
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Hell yea it is i lost my momma after my sixtenth b day and johnny paychecks im the only hell my momma ever rised
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In my book your all ok
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There is no one better than The Hag.
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My daddy used to sing this song when I was younger, love Merle haggard <3 "no one could Steer me right but mama tried"
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This is country not this crap they make now days. Old school is alway better.
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Go Merle
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Oh hell yeah this is a great tune by Merl Haggard.
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dalejrfan4u0 8
Now that's real country music
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wow the original dead do it good

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