I've been kinda having a Merle Haggard musical experience this week. His music keeps popping up on my mp3 along with Willie Nelson. So enjoy this early video of Merle, before he became a real country music outlaw.
Lord knows my mother tried, as did most of our mothers. Did any of them get it right, or did any of them fail?
We'll never really be able to answer that question, but at least we can say that "Mama Tried".