Mama Tried
Merle Haggard
Mama Tried
Mama Tried
Supervision Recommended
Released 1968
Genre Country
Language English
Source Rock Band Country Track Pack 2
Available February 1, 2011 (Pack)
Playable in
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
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Basic Pro
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Male singer
3-part Harmonies

"Mama Tried" is a song by Merle Haggard who wrote this while serving time in San Quentin prison for robbery. The song is based on his life, and how his mother tried to help him but couldn't.

Haggard turned 19 in prison but 19 didn't fit in the lyrics so he changed it to 21.