Mama Tried

Skull & Roses

(Haggard)

 Last Updated 03/22/96

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Intro
D A7 D D G The first thing I remember knowin' D G Was a lonesome whistle a-blowin' D G A7 And the youngins dream of growin' up to ride D G On a freight train leavin' town, D G Not knowin' where I's bound D A7 D No-one could steer me right, but Mama tried When an only rebel child From a family meek and mild Mama seemed to know what lay in store Despite all my Sunday learnin', Toward the bad, I kept on turnin' Til Mama couldn't hold me any more D And I turned twenty-one in prison, C D Doin' life without parole Bm A No-one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried D Mama tried to raise me better, G D But her pleading I denied A7 D And that leaves only me to blame, cause Mama tried. Dear old daddy, rest his soul, Left my mom a heavy load, She tried so very hard to fill his shoes. Workin' hours without rest, She wanted me to have the best. She tried to raise me right, but I refused.

Intro

(^) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend

MP3 Tab Support Audio (16K)

MIDI Tab Support Audio (mamatryd.mid)

This is kind of a mongrol intro; you won't find it exactly like this anywhere. The first few notes are the ones that shape it.


E-------------------5--7p5----------------------------------
B-------------5--7----------7--5-----------------5----------
G----------7----------------------7--4-----4--7-----7-------
D--5^7--7-------------------------------7-------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------
B---7--5p3---3--3-------------------------------------------
G----------2------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------

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Ed Bick's Tab Archive, 1997