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My Own Kind Of Hat
Written & performed by Merle Haggard
c1979 MCA Records (unknown publisher, lost the liner notes)
This is one of Merle Haggard's tributes to the style and music of Bob Wills,
perhaps his greatest influence.

Chorus:
D G
Cowboys and outlaws, right guys and southpaws,
A
Good dogs and all kinds of cats.
D G
Dirt roads and white lines and all kinds of stop signs,
A
But I stand right here where I'm at,
G A D
'Cause I wear My Own Kind Of Hat.


Verse 1:
Bm A
There's two kind of lovers and two kind of brothers,
G D
And two kind of babies to hold.
Bm A
There's two kind of cherries and two kind of fairies,
G A A7
And two kind of mothers I'm told, and told


Chorus


Verse 2:
Bm A
There's two kind of brothers and two kind of lovers,
G D
And two kind of babies to hold.
Bm A
There's two kind of cherries and two kind of fairies,
G A A7
And two kind of mothers I'm told, and told


Chorus

Natural High
Written by Freddy Powers
Merle Haggard


E
You stayed with me thru thick and thin
A E
You watched me lose, you watched me win


You picked me up off of the ground
F# F#m B
You never one time let me down
E Ab A F#
And you put me on a natural high
E B7 E
And I can fly, I can fly

E
I was drowning in a sea of make-believe
A E
As helpless as a falling leave


You gave your hand to me that day
F# F#m B
And you did it, 'cause you're made that way
E Ab A F#
And you put me on a natural high
E B7 E
And I can fly, I can fly

(Instrumental)
E
You always seem to let your feelings show
A E
You love me and you let me know


Darling just remember these three words
F# F#m B
I love you, I love you, I love you
E Ab A F#
And you put me on a natural high
E B7 C#m B A
And I can fly, I can fly
E Ab A F#
And you put me on a natural high
E B7 A E
And I can fly, I can fly

Sing Me Back Home
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 ]


Today I Started Loving You Again
Written by Merle Haggard & Bonnie Owens
c1968, 1969 Tree Publishing Co., Inc.


G C G D7 G
Today I Started Loving You Again
C G D7 G
I'm right back where I've really always been;
G7 C G
I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend,
D7 G
then Today I Started Loving You Again.
C G
What a fool I was to think I could get by
C D7
With only these few million tears I've cried.
G C G
I should have known the worst was yet to come.
D7 G
And that crying time for me had just begun.
G C G D7 G
'Cause Today I Started Loving You Again,
C G D7 G
I'm right back where I've really always been;
G7 C G
I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend,
D7 G C G Am7 G
then Today I Started Loving You Again.
Merle Haggard

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