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Merle Haggard performs "Roots Of My Raising" on Pop Goes The Country.

Merle Haggard performs "Roots Of My Raising" on Pop Goes The Country.

"The Roots of My Raising" is a song written by Tommy Collins, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in January 1976 as the first single and title track from the album The Roots of My Raising. The song was Merle Haggard's twenty-third number one on the country chart. The single spent one week at number one and a total of ten weeks on the country chart

Merle Haggard 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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