Sing Me Back Home

Words and Music by Merle Haggard

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 came in from town
Just to sing a few old gospel song
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 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

And I just can’t let it bring me down too low
And though I tried so hard to please her
There must be something more to know
Never thought that we would end this way
It seemed that everything was going fine
Still with all the things that I can do or say
It won’t change the fate I know so well is mine

So I’ll stop and look right past the pain
Cause I’ve been in love before and I can love again
While she is moving somewhere far away not slow
And though I tried so hard to please her
She said she really had to go
She said she really had to go

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