Mama Tried


Merle Haggard


Jerry Ward

About the song:

In “Mama Tried”, Merle Haggard focuses on the pain and suffering he caused his own mother by being incarcerated in 1957 in San Quentin Haggard ultimately served three years on a robbery conviction.

Jerry Ward plays a solid meat and potatoes bassline with some tasty variations. What a classic.

The transcription:

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