Songs By Merle Haggard
On The Acoustic

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Songs By Merle Haggard

April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016 - (Aged 79)

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Songs By Merle Haggard
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1. Branded Man

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

The song is from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • 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

Family Bible is a song written by Willie Nelson and recorded by Merle from the Django & Jimmie album from 2015.

This one was never released by Merle as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up bass up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: C, F, G, Am, D7, G7, F, A#

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3. Footlights

Footlights is a track on the 1979 album entitled "Serving 190 Proof".

This track was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, Dm, D, E

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4. High On A Hilltop

High On A Hilltop was a track from Merle Haggards 1966 album "Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down".

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: root up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little
  • Chords: D, A, G, A7, D7

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5. Hobo's Meditation

Hobo's Meditation is from an album of Jimmie Rodgers songs Merle did in dedication to Jimmie Rodgers called 'Same Train A Different Time" and was released in 1969.

This song was never a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a riff
  • Chords: C, G7, F, D, E7, D7

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6. I Never Go Home Anymore

I Never Go Home Anymore is a track from the 1984 album "It's All In The Game".

This track was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D/Gb, Em, C, D, Bm, C/G

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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 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 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 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

In My Next Life was not a big songs for merle Haggard as his string of hits and top songs began to dry up by 1989. This song was released in 1994 and reached #58.

Yu can find the track on the album "1994".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: C, F, G, C7, A7, D, D7

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11. It's All Goin' To Pot

It's All Goin' To Pot was a duet with long time friend Willie Nelson in 2015. The song reached #48 on the US country charts.

The track is on the album Django & Jimmie.

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

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

Let's Chase Each Other Round The Room Tonight hit #9 in Canada but made it to the top of the US country charts in 1984 as one of three singles that all hit #1.

The song is from the album "It's All In The Game".

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up down up with walking bass blended in
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, D7

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13. Ol Country Singer

Ol Country Singer is a track from a "Live At Billy Bobs Texas Series" from 2004.

The track was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a little 
  • Chords: C, Edim, G, E7, A7, D7, Gb, D, Dsus, G7, A, Ab, B7, Esus E, Gbdim

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14. Old Fashioned Love Song

Old Fashioned Love Song is on the 1978 album "Live From Austin Texas".

This one was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: rot down root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Gb, Bm, E7, A7, Db, Em, A, B7, C

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15. Someday When Things Are Good

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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