Mama Tried (album)

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Mama Tried
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 3, 1968
Recorded February, March, June 1968, Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Label Capitol ST-2972
Producer Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard chronology
The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde
(1968)
Mama Tried
(1968)
Pride in What I Am
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (not rated) link
Rolling Stone (positive) [1]

Mama Tried is the seventh studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1968.

The song "Mama Tried" won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

Reissues[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mama Tried" (Haggard) – 2:12
  2. "Green, Green Grass of Home" (Curly Putman) – 3:14
  3. "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me" (Dick Jennings, Hank Mills) – 2:38
  4. "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)" (Dolly Parton) – 2:45
  5. "I Could Have Gone Right" (Mel Tillis) – 2:33
  6. "I'll Always Know" (Haggard) – 2:22
  7. "The Sunny Side of My Life" (Haggard) – 2:11
  8. "Teach Me to Forget" (Leon Payne) – 2:24
  9. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash) – 3:15
  10. "Run 'Em Off" (Tracey Lee, Oney Wheeler) – 2:47
  11. "You'll Never Love Me Now" (Haggard) – 2:51
  12. "Too Many Bridges to Cross Over" (Dallas Frazier) – 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1969 Billboard Country albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wickham, Andy (1 March 1969). "Records". Rolling Stone (San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.). Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Mama Tried/I'm a Lonesome Fugitive reissue.
  3. ^ Allmusic entry for Mama Tried/Pride in What I Am reissue.