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Footlights Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Footlights Song Lyrics and Chords by Merle Haggard

 

Footlights
Written and Recorded by Merle Haggard

 
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I live the kinda life  
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most men only  
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dream 
 
of
 
I make my livin' writin'  
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songs and singin'  
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them
 
But I'm forty-one years old and I ain't  
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got no place to go when it's  
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over

But I'll hide my age and make the stage

 
And  
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try to kick the footlights out  
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again
 
I throw my old guitar across the  
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stage and then my bass-man takes the  
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ball
 
And the crowd goes nearly  
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wild to see my guitar nearly  
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fall
 
After twenty years of pickin' we're  
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still alive and kickin' down the  
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wall
 
Tonight I'll kick the footlights out and  
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walk away without a curtain  
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call
 
To
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night I'll kick the footlights out again
 
And try to hide the mood I'm really  
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in
 
And put on my old instamatic  
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grin
 
Tonight I'll kick the footlights out  
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again
Repeat #1

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Footlights?
- The song Footlights 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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