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Songs By Merle Haggard
On The Acoustic

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Welcome to my songs by Merle Haggard page where you'll find info and lessons covering Merle Haggard hits on the acoustic guitar.

Help yourself to the free pdf chord sheets and view some full demos. If you require full tutorial lessons for these songs below, there is a purchase link for a small fee.

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Songs By Merle Haggard
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1. Branded Man

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Branded Man was a #1 hit for Merle Haggard back in 1967.

The song is from the album of the same name.

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  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, G7, C, D, A7, D7

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2. Family Bible

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3. Footlights

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4. High On A Hilltop

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5. Hobo's Meditation

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6. I Never Go Home Alone

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7. I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

i take a lot of pride in what i am guitar lesson

I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am hails from the album "Pride In What I Am" album from 1968.

The song hit #1 in Canada and #3 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat with a steady shuffle
  • Picking: a few riffs blended into the rhythm
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, Em7/C, Dm, G, C7, F, Fmaj7, Dm/F

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8. I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink

i think ill just stay here and drink guitar lesson

I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink was a #1 song for Merle Haggard when it hit the airwaves in 1980.

The song hails from the album "Back To The Barrooms'.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, D7, E, E7

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9. I Threw Away The Rose

i threw away the rose guitar lesson

I Threw Away The Rose was recorded back in 1967 from the album "Branded Man". 

Merle managed a #2 on the US country charts with this song.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, A7, D, D7

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10. In My Next Life

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11. It's All Goin To Pot

its all goin to pot guitar lesson

It's All Goin To Pot was a duet Willie did with Merle Haggard in 2015. The song reached #48 on the country chart.

The track was on the album Django And Jimmie.


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  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, C

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12. Kern River Blues

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  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, F, G

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13. Let's Chase Each Other 'Round The Room Tonight

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14. Okie From Muskogee

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15. Ol Country Singer

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16. Old Fashioned Love

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17. Someday When Things Are Good

someday when things are good guitar lesson

Someday When Things Are Good was a #1 songs in both Canada and the US when it was released in 1984.

The song is from the album "That's The Way Love Goes".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, C7, D/F, Dm, G7, F, A#

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18. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana

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  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, Em, A7

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