Mama Tried

Mama Tried, a great song by Merle Haggard, was penned in 1968. The song was an instant hit and it remains so today. All country and western bands play Mama Tried, not only because it is a classic country song, but also it is easy to play and the audience loves to hear it. We demonstrate Mama Tried in the key of “C”, and the chords you will need are C, G, (optional G7), F, and Am. The song is actually a “three chord Charlie” with an added 6th chord (Am), and an optional G7 chord. MamaTried is so easy to learn and to play that you will be playing it in a matter of minutes. With a bit of practice, you will be ready to play this song on stage for your audience. Add this enjoyable song to your repertoire.

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