Merle Haggard - California Blues Lyrics




Well I'm goin' to California where they sleep out every night yeah
I'm goin' to California where they sleep out every night
I'm leaving you mama cause you know you don't treat me right.

Let me tell you something mama that you don't know
Let me tell you something good gal that you don't know
Well I'm a do-right papa and got home everywhere I go yeah.

I got the California blues and I'm sure gonna leave you here Lawd Lawd
I got the California blues and I'm sure gonna leave you here
I may ride the blinds I ain't got no railroad fare.

Listen to me mama while I sing this song
Listen to your daddy sing you this so lonesome song
You got me worried now but I won't be worried too long.

I got the California blues and I'm sure gonna leave you here Lawd Lawd
I got the California blues and I'm sure gonna leave you here
I may ride the blinds I ain't got no railroad fare...





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Merle Haggard California Blues Comments
  1. Jacqueline Hubbard

    Just the GREATEST EVER

  2. Mary Plaidy

    That dobro is fantastic!

    Erik Olav Hagen

    It is James Burton.

    Mary Plaidy

    @Erik Olav Hagen I know. Have been a Hag fan for more than 50 years.

  3. Dean Hansen

    Great singer

  4. Terry Swanson

    Just heard this song for the first time,wow what a voice,what greatness,who are the assholes that hate this,love you Merle

    Mary Plaidy

    Apparently those people who think country music is the noise that is played now.

  5. jonathan gude

    Very nice!

    the winner

    glad you enjoyed it Jonathan

  6. Kilby Hanna

    Love this cover, my favorite!

  7. Anne Marie Haugland

    i wish someone could be at least half as good as merle ♥ thanks for sharing Brent :-))

    the winner

    Ah, sounds impossible....

    Kenny Dobbins

    There is and his name is Johnny Cash.

  8. Danny Hollander

    Merle Haggard is the greatest country singing star that ever was. And his covers of Jimmie Rodgers' songs are the greatest music ever created. That's all there is to it.

    Dupree Blues

    listen to Lefty Frizzell , Merle's idol

    Kenny Dobbins

    I love Merle to but in my opinion Johnny Cash is the greatest country singer who ever was.

    Dupree Blues

    @Kenny Dobbins yeah ,well you know that's just like your opinion, man

    Kenny Dobbins

    @Dupree Blues I know and you are entitled to yours.

    Lloyd Felter

    DAM STRIGHT ==

  9. columbo

    this song brilliant love you hag godbless

  10. DamGreek

    Probably my favorite song, that Merle Haggard covered.  Sad news to hear of his passing today.  Will pull out my CD of these Jimmie Rodges songs and give it a listen tonight....so cool that Merle chose to do Jimmie's songs, and later a whole album of songs by Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys.  So many great songs...another great country artist gone!!

  11. Seazer009

    Great tune, and one of the best singing it, oh yeah..

  12. MerleHaggard Top Fan

    I really like Merle singing those old Jimmie Rodgers songs!

  13. Thomascow Mc Mullan

    Cannot go wrong with Merle, good post, cheers Brent BTU

    the winner

    Thanks for listening Thomas!  Good ole Haggard!

  14. Noel Conroy

    Merl sure can sing fabulous vocals thanks for sharing

    the winner

    Glad you like it Noel. He sure can sing! Thanks for listening

  15. Károlyné Szépvölgyi

    Kedves Brent!
    Csodálatos ez a videó film, Nagyon tetszett ez a dal és a remek zene.
    Az előadó művész csodálatos, örömmel hallgattam ezt a szép zeneszámot.
    Köszönettel, üdvözletem Budapestről Klára Szépvölgyi

    the winner

    Glad you like Merle haggard. Thanks for listening Klara.
    Best wishes to you and everyone in Budapest
    ......Brent

  16. Samandrosa jones

    Great one by Merle !!! Thanks Brent

    the winner

    Glad you like it Rosa. I appreciate your listening.