Merle Haggard performs “Runaway Mama” Live On Marty Stuart Show 2013.

The song was not released in single. Was included in the 53 studio album by Merle Haggard, Roots, Volume 1 (ANTI- / Epitaph 2001), it also recorded the song for the live album, Live At Billy Bob's Texas (Smith Music Group 2004)

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Runaway Mama

Album cover Merle Haggard ( Anti Epitaph 2001 )
Album cover Merle Haggard ( Anti Epitaph 2001 )

“Runaway Mama”, a song written and recorded by Merle Haggard for an independent label ANTI- / Epitaph, was recorded in 2001 in Tally Studio, Palo Cedro, CA, in the recording session of the album, Merle was accompanied by: Norman Stephens (lead guitar), Chester Smith (rhythm guitar), Redd Volkaert (rhythm guitar), Abe Manuel (mandolin, fiddle and background vocal), Norm Hamlet (steel), Eddie Curtis (bass), Brooks Liggatt and Johnnie Barber (drums), Theresa Haggard (percussion and background vocals) and Doug Colosio (piano). The song was not released in single.

The song was included in the 53 studio album by Merle Haggard, Roots, Volume 1 (ANTI- / Epitaph 2001), the album was released on November 6, 2001, and on November 24, 2001, reached number # 47 in the charts of US Top Country Albums, remaining a total of 14 weeks in the charts. He also reached # 26 on the charts of U.S Independents Albums, on January 5, 2002.

It also recorded the song for the live album, Live At Billy Bob’s Texas (Smith Music Group 2004), recorded on March 27, 2004, at Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX.




Merle Haggard – Runaway Mama Lyrics

[Chorus]
She’s my run away mama
Always chasing other men
She’s my run away mama
She’s somewhere and gone again

[Verse 1]
If you see this kind of lady
Kind of tall, kind of slim
She’s my runaway mama
Call the law and turn her in
She’s got lots of pretty things
That a man cannot ignore
And she’s standing out in a bar room
When she walks out on the floor
If you see this kind of woman
Thumbing a ride and showing skin
She’s my runaway mama
Call the law and turn her in
If you see a woman flirting
And she’s hurting a bunch of men
She’s my runaway mama
Call the law and turn her in
If you see her somewhere dancing
On a table in a bar
Go and call the chief of police
And try to tell them where you are

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
If you see this kind of lady
Kind a tall and kind a slim
She’s my runaway mama
Call the law and turn her in

[Outro]
She’s my runaway mama

Album cover Merle Haggard (Smith Music Group 2004)
Album cover Merle Haggard (Smith Music Group 2004)

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