Merle Haggard - Sea Of Heartbreak Lyrics




The lights in the harbor
Don't shine for me
I'm like a lost ship
Adrift out on the sea.

Oh, the sea of heartbreak, lost love an' loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
I wish you were mine again, my dear
I am on this sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak.

Oh why did I lose you
Oh, where did I fail
Why did you leave me
Always to sail?

This sea of heartbreak, lost love an' loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
How I wish you were mine again, my dear
I am on this sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak.

Oh, what I'd give to sail back to shore
Back to your arms once more.

Come to my rescue
Come here to me
Take me and keep me
Away from the sea.

Oh, sea of heartbreak, lost love an' loneliness
Memories of your caress, so divine
How I wish you were mine again, my dear
I'm on this sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak.





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  1. DAVE MANNING

    HELLO WINNER
    ONLY EVER HEARD THIS BY DON GIBSON
    THIS ONE IS JUST AS GOOD THANKS FOR SHARING

    the winner

    Great that you enjoyed it Dave

  2. Gramma Dee

    THANKS i liked its a merle day

  3. Peter Kolovos

    DON GIBSON'S VERSION IS UNEQUALED. HIS VOICE, THE TEMPO, THE SORROW IN HIS VOICE IS BY FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY VERSION I'VE EVER HEARD, AND IT BEING ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS EVER RECORDED.

  4. Noah Jonas

    Seems that almost every time I come to YouTube I run across another great song recorded by Merle Haggard that I haven't heard him sing before. Merle had such a tremendous volume of great work it is amazing. I totally agree with George Jones when he said that Merle was the best country singer since Hank Williams. What a voice../.

  5. Nancy Phillips

    This giant legend cannot sing a bad song!! Never to be replaced.

  6. leavicki1

    Thanks ---Winner

    the winner

    glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Tarquin45

    Don Gibson's original recording will never be equalled or beaten in my opinion.
    The Nashville Sound at its very finest.

  8. fred sanford

    I love Merle more than any other singer. However, I don't like when other entertainers try to cover the original songs. This applies to all kinds of music. Also remakes of movies.

  9. malizlato

    any version of this song without boom-boom-boom between two sentences is wrong and in no way shape or form can be compared to original or even Robert Gordon's version...lame

  10. Alex K

    It's good but nowhere close to Gibson.

  11. Len Gasparini

    I disagree. This will always be Don Gibson's song. His voice gives it pathos, sadness, a haunting inner echo.
    Haggard doesn't even come close.

    Labaron26

    I agree...However, Merle's arrangement is better...background is Awesome.

    jim joe

    I agree with Len. This is Dons Gibson's song. Of course he did good versions of many songs as Lefty Frizzel's 'Thats the way love goes and even this .. But, Don's version is something you couldn' t resist listening. Probably I have listened to it more than 10 times in last 3-4 days. The funny thing is that I am from India and is a great admirer of American country music especially during week ends after having 2 pegs....

  12. MrWeedpatch

    Damn good job Merle

  13. Anne Marie Haugland

    merle do this one even better than don gibson :) but thats me ...ty for sharing winner :)

    the winner

    +Anne Marie Haugland Yeah, he sure sings it well. Thanks for listenign.

  14. John White

    what a song i think that merle does it the best thank for the post

    the winner

    @John White You're welcome John. Thanks for listening.

  15. reints74

    This is possibly the worst thing I've ever heard a legend do! 

  16. linda donahue

    Never heard The Hag do this. I LOVE it! Great upload!  :)

    the winner

    @linda donahue Yeah, he does it pretty well.  Thanks for listening Linda!

  17. Hagfan789

    One of those shuffle songs that Merle never really liked to do. He sure did them great tho..This is on the 501 Blues album released in 1989. Thanks for posting a great song.

    the winner

    @Hagfan789 Yeah, he does this one well.  Thanks for listening.

  18. bevak1

    Thank you !! for sharing 

    the winner

    @bevak1 Glad you like it!

  19. Stacy Tuomi

    What a great job Merle. Can't wait to see you at mystic lake casino in Minnesota.