Billy Overcame His Size Song Lyrics and Chords

Merle Haggard

Billy Overcame His Size (Live In Muskogee, Oklahoma/1969)

 

Billy Overcame His Size Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard

 

Billy Overcame His Size
Written and Recorded by Merle Haggard
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Billy never made the football team
 
Cause Billy’s size was  
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small
But Billy’s brother was a mighty lad
 
And played lot of high school  
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ball
And Billy’s daddy never favored him
 
He cared to the bigger  
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guys
 
But later on in a  
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Billy overcame his  
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size
The years flew by and Billy grew
 
But he never got very  
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big
We called him Shorty but never got mad
 
He was always good for a  
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But we paid no mind when he fell in line
 
And left with the other  
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guys
 
And the sergeant left that  
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skinny 
 
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But  
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Billy overcame his  
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Billy overcame his size
 
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Billy overcame his  
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Later  
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on in a  
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bigger 
 
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Billy overcame his  
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size
Billy’s brother made a football star
 
And the biggest man in  
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town
And the scholarship that kept him home
 
Never seemed to bring him  
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down
But on the other hand his brother Bill
 
Put pride in his daddy’s  
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eyes
 
When he died to save those  
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Billy overcame his  
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Billy overcame his size
 
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size
 
When he  
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died to save those other  
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Billy overcame his  
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size

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Billy Overcame His Size?
– The song Billy Overcame His Size was sang by Merle Haggard.

 

Who is Merle Haggard?
– Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler.
Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career. He gained popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to anti-Vietnam War sentiment of some popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.
He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016—his 79th birthday—at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

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