Merle Haggard “Silver Wings” Live from Austin, Texas

Here is another Merle Haggard classic song entitled Silver Wings. Merle told the story of this song to the UK magazine Uncut: “It was written on a plane – a 707 coming out of Phoenix, Arizona going to LA with Bonnie Owens,” he said. “I looked out and those silver wings were just gleaming. I thought, ‘What a great premise for a song.‘” Enjoy and please share!

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britannica.com)

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Silver Wings Lyrics

By Merle Haggard & The Strangers

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They’re taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight

Don’t leave me, I cry
Don’t take that airplane ride
But you locked me out of your mind
And left me standing here behind

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They’re taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They’re taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight
Slowly fading out of sight

Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Merle Haggard

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