Songs for the Mama That Tried

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Songs for the Mama That Tried
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released September 1981
Genre Country, Gospel
Label MCA
Producer Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard chronology
Back to the Barrooms
Songs for the Mama That Tried
Big City
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Songs for the Mama That Tried is a Gospel album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1981. It reached Number 46 on the Billboard Country album chart.[2] It was his last principal release on MCA having signed with Epic Records. The title alludes to Haggard's 1968 song "Mama Tried", a song which became a cornerstone of his career.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels" (Hank Williams)
  2. "Suppertime" (Ira P. Stanphill)
  3. "He Walks with Me (In the Garden)" (C. Austin Miles, Robert Hebble)
  4. "Softly and Tenderly" (Will L. Thompson)
  5. "Why Me" (Kris Kristofferson)
  6. "Where No One Stands Alone" (Mosie Lister)
  7. "One Day at a Time" (Kristofferson, Marijohn Wilkin)
  8. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (Joseph M. Scriven, Charles Crozat Converse, Sid Feller)
  9. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (Traditional)
  10. "The Old Rugged Cross" (George Bennard)
  11. "Keep on the Sunny Side" (A. P. Carter)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 46