Farmer’s Daughter Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Farmer’s Daughter
Written and Recorded by Merle Haggard
[C]Tonight there’ll be [F]candlelight and [C]roses
In this little country chapel that’s almost falling [G7]down
There’ll be [C]tears in this old [F]farmer’s eyes this [C]evening
When I [D7]give my one possession to that [G7]city boy from town
His [C]hair is a little [F]longer than we’re [C]use to
But I guess I should find something good to [F]say
About this man whose won the farmer’s [C]daughter
And will [G7]soon become my son-in-law [C]today
[F]Momma left eight years ago [C]December
And it was [G7]hard to be a dad and momma [C]too
But [F]somehow we made home of this old [C]farmhouse
And [D7]love was all my baby ever [G7]knew
[C]He could be the [F]richest man in seven [C]counties
And not be good enough to take her [F]hand
But he says he really loves the farmer’s [C]daughter
And I [G7]know the farmer’s daughter loves the [C]man[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Farmer’s Daughter?
– The song Farmer’s Daughter 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, 2016â€”his 79th birthdayâ€”at his ranch in Shasta County, California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.