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Song Parodies -> "Mom, I Tried"

Original Song Title:

"Mama Tried"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Merle Haggard

Parody Song Title:

"Mom, I Tried"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

the first thing i remember knowin'
was my mom, to jail, a-goin'
twas a young un's nightmare openin' up wide
in a cop car leavin' town
her arms and ankles bound
no one could make her mind
but, mom, i tried

i'm a lonely gentle child
from a fam'ly, crazed and wild
my mama liked to knock off liquor stores
not a lesson, ever learnin'
bound for hell's eternal burnin'
my mama...was rotten to the core

and she turned forty-one in prison
of her life, she'd lost control
no one could steer her right
but, mom, i tried...mom, i tried
mom will never get no better
so she's best off locked inside
but i know i'm not to blame
cause, mom, i tried

dear ol' daddy...rest his soul
made my mama lose control
she shot him dead, one night, all high on booze
sheriffs came out to arrest
in the pen, she's now a guest
i guess its only right she pays her dues

and she turned sixty-one in prison
then her cellmate's life, she stole
her attorney lost the case...so mama fried...mama fried
took the 'lectric chair to stop her
kill the evil there inside
and its really quite a shame...that mama fried

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Timmy1000 - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
An unusual country song out of a Country OS, only this one just keeps on with the wrongdoings until she fries - morbidly funny
alvin - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks timmy...glad ya enjoyed
TT - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
There has to be a real character behind this. Not Ma Barker, not Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde -- both killed in shootouts with the cops -- and it isn't Norm Bates's mom, either. OK, I give up -- *fictional*? Sooo unlike alvin! 555
Fiddlegirl - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Such an unexpected twist on the OS-- I love it! :D
adagio - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
aww...poor alvin...he tried. :) That was a funny one....morbid, yes, but 5's
Lionel Mertens - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Great story. 5's
John Barry - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
She was a mean mother, and this is a mean (in the 1960s sense) parody.
blackjack21 - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Good storytellin'
Guy - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Alvin - Yeah, but it ain't all the way country, you missed the train. Or did momma rob one of those as well? Mama Mia what a piece of work. I love it when you do morbid. I'll have the fried mama with a side of fives.
alvin - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks TT...the OS was about a son who went bad even though his "mama tried" to set him right...this was simply a 180 on that concept...thanks fiddlegirl...glad ya enjoyed...thanks adagio...yeah, a little morbid...thanks lionel...glad ya dug it...thanks john...thanks blackjack...thanks guy...speaking of morbid...look for another psycho parody from me soon
AFW - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Good story...and theme flipping
alvin - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks AFW...glad ya dug it

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