This is an online fiddle lesson for the country song "Sing Me Back Home" by Merle Haggard.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of A
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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing the country song "Sing Me Back Home."
"Sing Me Back Home" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in November 1967 as the first single and title track from the album Sing Me Back Home. The song was Merle Haggard's third number one. The single spent two weeks at number one and a total of 17 weeks on the country chart. It was also recorded live by the Byrds on There Is a Season.
The song was among several notable Haggard songs that touched on a common theme of his 1960s and early 1970s recordings -- prison. Haggard himself spent three years at San Quentin State Prison in California for his role in a botched robbery. "Sing Me Back Home" draws upon his friendship with a fellow inmate, "Rabbit," who was executed after an escape attempt led to the death of a security guard.
Sing Me Back Home 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 from off the street Came in to sing a few old gospel songs And I heard him tell the singers 'There's a song my mama sang. Could I hear it once before you move along?' (Won’t you…) 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 Sing me back home before I die