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Merle Haggard Classic Song – “The Fightin’ Side Of Me” (Live Performance)

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This is one of Merle Haggard‘s trademark songs entitled “The Fightin’ Side of Me.” This song immediately broke into popularity when it was released in January 1970. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart, where it remained for three weeks. Enjoy this live performance of Merle Haggard. Don’t forget to share using the social media share buttons below this post. Thank you.

From the album The Fightin’ Side of Me
B-side “Every Fool Has a Rainbow
Released January 26, 1970
Genre Country
Length 3:11
Label Capitol 2719
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson

The Fightin’ Side Of Me Lyrics

Merle Haggard

I hear people talkin’ bad about the way
We have to live here in this country
Harpin’ on the wars we fight
And gripin’ ’bout the way things oughta be

And I don’t mind ’em switchin’ sides
And standin’ up for things they believe in
When they’re runnin’ down my country, man
They’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me
Runnin’ down the way of life
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep
If you don’t love it, leave it
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’
When you’re runnin’ down my country, man
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of meI read about some squirrely guy
Who claims, he just don’t believe in fightin’
And I wonder just how long
The rest of us can count on bein’ free

They love our milk and honey
But they preach about some other way of livin’
When they’re runnin’ down my country, hoss
They’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me
Runnin’ down the way of life
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep
If you don’t love it, leave it
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’
When you’re runnin’ down my country, man
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me

Yeah, walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me
Runnin’ down the way of life
Our fightin’ men have fought and died to keep
If you don’t love it, leave it
Let this song I’m singin’ be a warnin’
When you’re runnin’ down my country, man
You’re walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard




The Fightin’ Side Of Me lyrics © Sony/atv Tree Publishing




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