Merle Haggard performs “Old Man From The Mountain” Live at the Hilton Hotel 1999.

It reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and stayed ten weeks on the charts. It also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. It was the eighteenth number one in Merle's career.

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Old Man From The Mountain:

Lp cover Merle Haggard ( Capitol 1974 )
Lp cover Merle Haggard ( Capitol 1974 )

Song written by Merle Haggard, was recorded by Merle Haggard & The Strangers, for the Capitol label, was recorded on April 30, 1974, in Dallas, TX, with the production of Fuzzy Owen, was released on June 3, 1974, and on August 24, 1974, it reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts and stayed ten weeks on the charts. And on August 31, 1974, it also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. It was the eighteenth number one in Merle’s career.

The song was included in the Merle’s seventeenth studio album, Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album (Capitol 1974), the album was released on September 17, 1974, the album reached # 1 on the Billboard Country albums charts.

Versions:

Joe Settlemires 197? (Innerforce Records)
Sonny Martin 197? (DeVille Records)

Merle Haggard – Old Man From The Mountain Lyrics

The old man from the mountain’s coming home, home, home
Thought I’d better warn you so I called you on the phone
Get rid of Joe the grinder, you better be there alone
‘Cause the old man from the mountain’s coming home

I’ve been working in the sawmill, I’m all uptight and tense
I got wind that someone a been diggin’ under my back fence
Thought I’d better call you better let you know today
That the old man from the mountain’s on his way yeah

The old man from the mountain’s coming home, home, home
Thought I’d better warn you so I called you on the phone
Get rid of Joe the grinder, you better be there alone
‘Cause the old man from the mountain’s coming home

Wind it up now!

Been working my dang fool head off all for a dollar bill
And I need a bunch of good loving so I’m comin’ down the hill
Don’t want no friendly Henry’s warming up my bed
And the old man from the mountains means what he said

The old man from the mountain’s coming home, home, home
Thought I’d better warn you so I called you on the phone
Get rid of Joe the grinder, you better be there alone
‘Cause the old man from the mountain’s coming home

One more time!

The old man from the mountain’s coming home, home, home
Thought I’d better warn you so I called you on the phone
Get rid of Joe the grinder, you better be there alone
‘Cause the old man from the mountain’s coming home

Single Merle Haggard ( Capitol 1974 )
Single Merle Haggard ( Capitol 1974 )

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