Rhonda Vincent - Mama Tried Lyrics




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
'Til 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





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  1. andretti1950

    rhonda-du bist einfach suuper.ich höre sehr gerne deine stimme.gruss:mario

  2. andretti1950

    sehr schön-gefällt mir sehr gut.

  3. George Medrzycki

    What a incredible voice Rhonda

  4. James Mann

    James and. Mann

  5. Rubyztone Warjri

    Superb!!! Rhonda, What a voice. KEEP IT UP.👍👍👍.

  6. Jonias Darkay

    Praise god

  7. andretti1950

    wundervoll-gefällt mir sehr gut,schöne stimme und schöner song.

  8. Yeboah Patrick

    Beautiful dear

  9. Johnny X

    The 'Hag is pure Americana.

  10. anthony belcher

    Beautiful song

  11. Cecil Gabriel

    She does a beautiful job on this!

  12. paul austin

    The undisputed queen of real country music!♥️♥️♥️

  13. George Medrzycki

    Wow Ronda absolutely fantastic

  14. George Medrzycki

    The player on the base is just phemonal

  15. Christie Brinkley

    Thanks a lot dear for appreciating maama, others forget about their mums

  16. ads ds

    Mamãe tentou

  17. Robert Rstw

    I don't hear anything blue Grass Roots in this version, Melody and rythm same style same only difference is female..
    all and all Rhonda was still great

  18. Charlie 47

    Very very good cover... From France

  19. Jim

    beautiful

  20. Yesica1993

    I had the radio on and heard a pretty voice. Grabbed a couple of lyrics, looked up the song, and discovered Rhonda. (Ain't the internet great?) I wanted to find a live performance instead of just off a record.


    This is one of my favorite songs of all time! Even when I don't hear it for years, I still remember every word.


    I'm glad to have discovered this singer. I will be checking out more of her work. She's got a gorgeous voice!

  21. Allie

    She is so great, Can't wait to see her in the bluegrass festival in my local town TOMORROW! lol

  22. Irene Max

    Good voice, but she has altered the melody too much for my liking.

  23. Miss Kitty 1944

    Love rhonda.. Thanks for all good music 2019 god bless

  24. George Medrzycki

    What a fantastic singer Ronda is

  25. 9traktor

    Superb !!

  26. Marian Deaconu

    super Rhonda!

  27. Beatrice Seiler

    Ben you sound just like your dad I love your dad love your voice ❤😘

  28. Pedro é isso aí meu povo. dia 7 é 17. Menezes é 17.

    Linda musica. Linda Voz .Gostei muito. 🇱🇷🇧🇷💚💛💚🇧🇷🇱🇷

  29. Bill N

    Great woman singer - great woman - never appears in anything but a dress and has a super good voice. Catch her in concert.

  30. Charlie 47

    Very very good cover!! From France

  31. Olive Young

    No thanks. Sorry.

  32. Brian Helle

    Great tribute to Merle. I learned to play acoustic guitar on them old songs & this is the first one of Merle’s I learned on. So easy to learn to play from. I love it

  33. Bill Ferguson

    James Burton on the original

  34. Mike Pokai

    Great country voice and beautiful girl ❤️😎👍

  35. Anto Gasong

    Sounds of country

  36. wayne hamilton

    Loved it.

  37. Ned Kline

    that is not bluegrass

  38. Mike Enns

    merle haggard sure would be proud!

  39. Jesse Waldner

    She's awesome 😍😊

  40. Wayne Brock

    I love to sit and hear Rhonda Vincent sing all day, she's very beautiful and has such a beautiful voice as well.

  41. George Medrzycki

    Ronda you are incredible the way you sing

  42. Jennifer Mcclure

    Ronda you sound great

  43. robinhood48

    I kiss your hand, Rhonda.

  44. fisherman 56

    And I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole but leaves only me to blame cause Mamma tried

  45. peter bauer

    she play it right and she cute hope she gets back too me

  46. ax056

    Play'in it AgAiN..... for the FIRST TiMe.. Ain't that NICE?? Thanks geezobozo

  47. john allison

    I don't consider it to be Bluegrass but Miss Rhonda does a wonderful job on it.I could listen to her sing all day.

  48. Wayne Hardee

    Rhonda ,what a Great performance of one Beautiful song of Merle as I must have played thousands of times

  49. Valerie Griner

    I love to hear her sing....what a voice! She is sooo talented!

  50. billy duff

    No frills or fancy anything....just get up there and sing! Great job....great country music!

  51. pascalbiker

    very Nice. 🇺🇸 Rhonda 🇺🇸

  52. Grey eyed Nicolas

    THANK YOU for this video.

  53. Emily Emmons

    Right on Rhonda Vincent. 👍

  54. RowdyHoo

    Love it!

  55. Carl Dave

    Awesome voice.

  56. jerry hutchinson

    Ben you are correct! according to James Burton this was the first record that featured him on elect. guitar-JB played the dobro roll.

    John & Mary Lou Schmitt

    Got

    Snook.

  57. jerry hutchinson

    This Woman couldn't sing bad if she tried.!

  58. Flossysmom Ford

    Guess this is not the bluegrass version. I like this one better anyhow.

  59. Dave Smith

    She makes me get butter flies!

  60. Boyd MacMaster

    Great job and tribute to Merle.

  61. Dan Crafton

    A great cover of one of the Hags song great job Rhonda.

  62. Robin P

    Rhonda so talented and can even sing a man's song makin us believe! No better technical.vocalist in bluegrass. She has taken her gifts as vocalist and musician to aspiring heights. Also in love with both Vincent and partner. What a special family, but have one question, what makes mum smile?

  63. cawag98

    There’s got to be a reggae version. If this.

  64. Matt Brown

    Sexxxxyyyyy!!!!

  65. Tord Lingvall

    A great singer Rhonda, always make country music sound so well.

  66. Игорь Воронин

    Класс

  67. Franklin Warner

    Good Job.

  68. Emilio Vaquero Martin

    Mammmmma trieeeeeewwd. Oh Yeah. Always merle in my mind

  69. David Sanders

    Sing On Rhonda.

  70. Shirley Shawhan

    Just met her last night at Renfro Valley KY. What a great singer and person.

  71. James Aldridge

    Sounds really good, but exactly how is this a bluegrass version?

  72. Eha Angh

    Whoa whoa whoa!!!...

  73. benzamin baite

    awesome....

  74. fabio santos

    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 my Sunday learning,
    Towards the bad, I kept turning
    'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

    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

    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

  75. Huck Miller

    Wonderful .

  76. John Spurlock

    The last I heard she still around and playing a lot of concerts it's good to hear somebody play real country

    willpopemusic

    Just saw her live on Saturday with the Rage. Amazing, amazing musical experience - just perfect quality music and a great show.

  77. Howard Johnson

    Who are the 4 queers that gave a thumbs down.

    jerry hutchinson

    pay zero attention-

    Maurice Marian

    They are everywhere today

  78. Gilles Caissie

    Rhonda your good

  79. Gilles Caissie

    She sure did

  80. Kerry Evans

    Yep she can SANG
    Rhonda Vincent incredible VOICE nailed it
    Greetings from Dublin Ireland brothers and sisters

    Charles Barbaree

    That grandmother sing

  81. Alexander The Rock Blues

    I love Rhonda. You are as beautiful as your voice.

  82. Darrell Hamilton

    Very good job.

    Ben Craft

    Super. Merle would like it ,

  83. palaoag virine

    Love her golden voice very best pure country music,,???

  84. Brian Lawrence

    One of the BEST 5******

  85. Peter Kolovos

    What a beautiful woman with an equally beautiful voice.

  86. stone magic

    wow !!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Sam P

    This woman is Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leif Petersen

    the world would have been much smaller without a woman of that talent. she is a musical talent and knows how to suck everyone with talent for her band, first of all her respect for the talent of others and to make the group a whole, is absolutely amazing and what creates music of the quality they deliver. So those who have the honor of being in the band need no honors. I hope she grows enormously old with the same commitment. I bow in the dust and show the utmost respect, she is the best.

  88. Joe Palladini

    Great tribute to Merle, Rhonda looks great and sounds great. Tummy tuck and boob job or not...

    Rick Pick

    Some others need a brain transplant...

  89. vice roy

    Great job, I love pure country

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