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Mama Tried
 
Royal 131
 


ID: 2194
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallRoyal
WEB SITEWeb site for "Royal" www.royal-records.com
Label information
Grid list of Royal recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm132
Duration3:38
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Jerry Story
Jerry Story
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
The first thing I remember knowing was a lonesome whistle blowing
A young 'uns dream of growing up to ride

Left allemande the corner, turn your partner by the right
Left allemande and weave the ring
I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole
Swing your girl and promenade
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading I denied
Leaves only me to blame cause Mama tried


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) square thru 4 hands
Find the corner girl and dosado
Swing thru and then spin the top
Boys move up and do a right and left thru
Star thru, dive thru, square thru 3/4 round
Swing the corner girl and promenade
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading I denied
Leaves only me to blame cause Mama tried


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Leaves only me to blame cause Mama tried
Lyrics

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Mama Tried
 
 

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
Not knowing where I'm bound
No-one could change my mind but Mama tried

One and only rebel child
From a family, meek and mild
My Mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad, I kept on turning
'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried

Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my Mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right but I refused

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried

Lyrics by Merle Haggard.
Recorded by Merle Haggard.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
2055 Turn Partner Right (Right Allemande)
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1020 Spin The Top [Mainstream]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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