Sing Me Back Home

Words and Music by Merle Haggard

    A            E                 D              A
The warden led a prisoner down the hallway to his doom

A                                       E
I stood up to say good-bye like all the rest

      A                  E              D                 A
And I heard him tell the warden just before he reached my cell

A                      E               A
'Let my guitar playing friend do my request.' (Let him...)




CHORUS:
A            E           D              A
Sing me back home with a song I used to hear

A                          E
Make my old memories come alive

A        E       D             A
Take me away and turn back the years

A            E             A
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?'




CHORUS




[A            E             D - A]
[Sing Me Back Home before I die  ]




1_    G
And I just can't let it bring me down too low  

             D        A       E
And though I tried so hard to please her 

D             A                 G
There must be something more to know 

Bm 
Never thought that we would end this way  

   F#m                                        
It seemed  that everything was going fine 

Bm                        
Still with all the things that I can do or say  

         D                                 E     G    D
It won't change the fate I know so well is mine 




SOLO 




D
So I'll stop and look right past the pain  

           A                                       
Cause I've been in love before and I can love again  

             Em                            G
While she is moving somewhere far away not slow  

             D        A       E
And though I tried so hard to please her  

D            A             G    D
She said she really had to go

A                      G    D
She said she really had to go
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