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Mama Tried tab

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[Intro]
(acoustic)
E|------5-----5-----3-----2-----2--|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----|
A|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0------|
E|---------------------------------|

[Lick 1]
(electric)
E|--pb14r12---------------------------|
B|----------13------------------------|
G|----------------pb7r5-------2--2----|
D|----------------------5-----0--0----|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

[Verse]
            D          G             D                G
First thing I remember knowin' was a lonesome whistle blowin'
      D                   G             A7
And a young-on's dream of growing up to ride
     D                     G         D                 G
On a freight train leaving town, not knowing where I'm bound
       D                   A7             D
And no one could change my mind, but Mama tried

One and only rebel child, from a family meek and mild
Mama seemed to know what lay in store
'Spite of all my Sunday learnin', toward the bad I kept on turnin'
'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

[Chorus]
D                                       G              D
And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
   G                  D                           A7
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
     D                                 G             D
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied,
                       A7                 D
that leaves only me to blame, 'cause Mama tried

[Solo]
E|--pb14r12-----------------------------------|
B|----------13-----pb7r5-----------3---3-5-3--|
G|-----------------------5-----3/5---5--------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------pb7r5----|
G|--------------------------------------------5--|
D|------0-3-0-0-5-0-0-6-5-3-0-3-5-0--------------|
A|--0-3------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

[Verse]
Dear old Daddy rest his soul, he left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest, she wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right, but I refused

[Chorus]
D                                       G              D
And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
   G                  D                           A7
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
     D                                 G             D
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied,
                       A7                 D
that leaves only me to blame, 'cause Mama tried

[Outro]
The end of the song is the same as the intro and lick 1.
 

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| r   Release bend
| pb  Pre-bend to indicated pitch
| /   Slide up

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johnwolennon 140 Jun 29, 2007 05:38 AM

it's almost all right. there's only two mistakes. the part with
D D A7
young-on's dream of growing up to ride

then there's the chorus part
Bm A7
no one could steer me right but mama tried, mama tried

other than those two small parts, it's great.

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lost shadows 01 10 Jan 01, 2009 10:35 AM

isnt this off the strangers

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Nguy9413 10 Jul 23, 2017 11:06 PM

What is with the pb's and the r's?

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