Goodbye Lefty Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Goodbye Lefty
Written and Recorded by Merle Haggard
[G]I’d love to hear a [D7]jukebox [G]play
I love you a [C]thousand [G]ways
Or if [C]you’ve got the [G]money I’ve got the [D7]time
I’d walk a [G]mile for [D7]Mom and [G]Dad
And the good times [C]that we [G]had
Look what [C]thoughts will do
When you [G]sing old [D7]pal of [G]mine
But the [D7]old old man is gone
There’ll be [C]no more Lefty [G]songs
How [C]much he meant to [G]me nobody [D7]knows
The long black [G]veil that [D7]Alice [G]wore
Like words he sang some [C]years be[G]fore
[C]She loved him [G]too [D7]that’s the way love [G]goes[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Goodbye Lefty?
– The song Goodbye Lefty 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.