Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home Video and Lyrics

Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home

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Enjoy watching the Merle Haggard "Sing Me Back Home" performance here . . .

The Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home song was released in November 1967 as the first single and title track for the album of the same name. The song was Merle Haggard and The Strangers third number one hit and spent two weeks at number one and a total of 17 weeks on the Billboard country chart.  In 2019, Rolling Stone ranked “Sing Me Back Home” No. 32 on its list of the 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time.

The song was among several notable Haggard songs that touched on a common theme of his 1960s and early 1970s recordings—prison. Haggard himself spent three years at San Quentin State Prison in California for his role in a botched robbery.

Watch Merle perform “Sing Me Back Home” and check out the lyrics below.

Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home Video

“Sing Me Back Home” was written by Merle Haggard.

Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home Lyrics

The warden led a prisoner down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say good-bye like all the rest
And I heard him tell the warden just before he reached my cell
‘Let my guitar playing friend do my request.’ (Let him…)
Sing me back home with a song I used to hear
Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years
Sing Me Back Home before I die
I recall last Sunday morning a choir from ‘cross the street
Came to sing a few old gospel songs
And I heard him tell the singers ‘There’s a song my mama sang.
Can I hear once before we move along?’
Sing me back home, the song my mama sang
Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years
Sing Me Back Home before I die
Sing Me Back Home before I die

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