Haggard, Merle - The Roots Of My Raising Lyrics




I left the four lane highway took a blacktop seven miles
Down by the old country school I went to as a child
Two miles down a gravel road I could see the proud old home
A tribute to a way of life that's almost come and gone.

The roots of my raising run deep
I come back for the strength that I need
And hope comes no matter how far down
I sink the roots of my raising run deep.

I pulled into the driveway Lord it sure was good to be there
And through the open door I could see that dad was asleep in his favorite chair
In his hand was a picture of mom and I remembered how close they were
So I just turned away I didn't want to wake him spoil his dreams of her.

A christian Mom who had the strength for life the way she did
Then to pull that apron off and do the Charleston for us kids
Dad a quiet man who's gentle voice was seldom heard
Who could borrow money at the bank simply on his word.

The roots of my raisin' run deep
I come back for the strength that I need
And hope comes no matter how far down
I sink the roots of my raising run deep.

The roots of my raisin' run deep...





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Haggard, Merle The Roots Of My Raising Comments
  1. boken168

    The story teller

  2. Henning Evensen

    That voice...pure gold

  3. Cricket White

    Now that's country music

  4. anne mott

    Merle is THE MAN.

  5. bob dean

    i can relate to this song in every way><><

  6. darrell musgrave

    i left home at 18 never got back for 5 years everything had changed gt lost in my own backyard

  7. glenn webster

    it don't get no better,,,, sing it merle

  8. stan hankins

    I love it

    the winner

    glad you enjoyed it Stan. i appreciate your listening. -Brent

  9. Phil Adams

    A way of life that's almost come and gone

  10. patsnation# 12

    love me some Merle....legend

  11. Glenn Sanders

    The real voice of Bakersfield. Great song.

  12. Joyce Sikora

    I don't think I have heard this one before. Thanks for posting.

    the winner

    +Joyce Sikora glad you enjoyed it Joyce

    Joyce Sikora

    I sure do miss hearing good Country Music and the Haggard was one of the best.

  13. Muzikgirl67

    This was the #1 country song in all of the good ol' U.S.A. for Merle back on the week of March 13, 1976!..Thanks bunches for uploading and sharing Brent! This smash hit is definitely a winner! Take Care! Lizzie 💿🎵💿🎵💿🎵

    the winner

    Glad you enjoyed it Lizzie! Fun to post a big hit like this one :)