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Merle Haggard Classic: “Mama Tried” Live Performance in Austin, Texas

Enjoy this wonderful song “Mama Tried” written and recorded by Merle Haggard and The Strangers. Released in July 1968, it was the first single and title track from the album Mama Tried. The song became one of the cornerstone songs of Merle’s career. He won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance” on March 23, 2016, just 14 days before Merle Haggard’s death. This song is Merle’s story about his sympathy to his mother who tried everything in her power to rehabilitate her rebel son who ended up in jail.

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britannica.com)

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Mama Tried Lyrics

Merle Haggard

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
And 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
Till 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 ’cause 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 ’cause Mama tried

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard

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“Time Has Made A Change In Me” – The Oak Ridge Boys (Live At Gaither Studios / Alexandria IN 2021)

The Oak Ridge Boys performed and recorded this very sentimental song “Time Has Made A Change In Me” live At Gaither Studios, in Alexandria, Indiana sometime in 2021. It sure touch our hearts with the powerful and harmonious blending of their voices! This is definitely one of their best songs. Enjoy!

About The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet originating in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in Southern gospel during the 1950s. They are consists of Duane Allen (lead vocals), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). In early 2014—forty-one years after Duane, Joe, Richard, and William Lee first stepped onstage together as a group—they celebrated 41 million, RIAA-certified records sold by signing a new record deal with Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records.

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Time Has Made a Change in Me Lyrics

Song by The Oak Ridge Boys

Time has made a change
Since my childhood days
Many of my friends have gone away
Some I never more in this life will see
Time has made a change in me

Time has made a change in the old home place
Time has made a change in each smiling face
And I know my friends can plainly see
That time has made a change in me

In my childhood days I was well and strong
I could climb the hill sides all day long
I am not today what I used to be
‘Cause time has made a change in me

When I reach my home in that land somewhere
With my friends who wait to
Meet me over there
Free from pain and care I’ll forever be
Since time has made a change in m

Source: LyricFind

Time Has Made a Change in Me lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos

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The Oak Ridge Boys perform ‘Elvira’ 40 years After its Debut! (Live)

WATCH the amazing Oak Ridge Boys as they perform “Elvira,” 40 years after its debut! This song written and originally recorded by Dallas Frazier in 1966. Though a minor hit for Frazier at the time of release, the song became a bigger and much more famous country and pop hit by The Oak Ridge Boys in 1981. “Elvira” is now considered one of the Oak Ridge Boys’ signature songs.

About The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet originating in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in Southern gospel during the 1950s. They are consists of Duane Allen (lead vocals), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). In early 2014—forty-one years after Duane, Joe, Richard, and William Lee first stepped onstage together as a group—they celebrated 41 million, RIAA-certified records sold by signing a new record deal with Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records.

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Elvira Lyrics

Song by The Oak Ridge Boys

Elvira
Elvira
My heart’s on fire for Elvira

With eyes that look like heaven
Lips like cherry wine
That girl can sure enough make my little light shine
I get a funny feelin’ up and down my spine
‘Cause I know that my Elvira’s mine

Elvira
Elvira
My heart’s on fire for Elvira
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
High-ho silver, away

Tonight I’m gonna meet her at the hungry house café
I’m gonna give her all the love I can
Yes, I am
She’s gonna jump and holler
I’ve saved up my last two dollar
We’re gonna search and find that preacher man

Then I’ll be singin’
Elvira
Elvira
My heart’s on fire for Elvira
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
High-ho silver, away

Elvira
Elvira
My heart’s on fire for Elvira
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
High-ho silver, away

Elvira (yeah)
Elvira
My heart’s on fire for Elvira
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
Giddy up, um-poppa-um-poppa, mow, mow
High-ho silver, away
Play again
Whoo!

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Dallas Frazier

Elvira lyrics © Sony/atv Acuff Rose Music

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Tags: Oak Ridge Boys Music, The Oak Ridge Boys, gospel music

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