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Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)

Lyrics

I wish a buck was still silver and it was back when the country was strong
Back before Elvis and before the Vietnam war came along
Before the Beatles and Yesterday when a man could still work and still would
Is the best of the free life behind us now
full lyrics
I wish a buck was still silver and it was back when the country was strong
Back before Elvis and before the Vietnam war came along
Before the Beatles and Yesterday when a man could still work and still would
Is the best of the free life behind us now
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
a twelve-eight time signature
extensive vamping
major key tonality
a heavy twang in the vocals
slide guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano
political lyrics
triple note feel

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Wow!! How timely this song was then, and how even more true it speaks of today. Lord, help us all! Love ya Merle!! You will truly be forever missed!! There's a huge gap in Country music now without you.
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Miss you Merle Bakersfield kid
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RIP
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All true! it's like a mellow version of Haggard's FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME...
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Great song
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Yes, or they will B if Trump becomes the next president ....sorry, don't like talking about politics ... GOD help us ALL!!!
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Have we forgotten why our was formed?
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RIP Old Friend
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Merle was the true definition of country music and a legend. The best God ever created for sure. Thanks for true country music Merle. There will never be another! Rip Merle. You will forever be the only as your music lives on!
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Rip Merle you were one of the greatest country music artist ever
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mcarson09268
RIP
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Nice...
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Yes indeed! Merle's songs will never outgrow our society!
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Great song by Merle love to hear him sing ❤️Amy from Mississippi ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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I've got > 10 years out of my last three GM's with minimal maintenance, so at least one thing got better.
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Hell they are not over.we just gote started. Get em man.Hell I'll burn 1 4 ya man.I am.
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hell Merle.you would would step on the damn Beatles.tell Mr Jackson can't spell right now
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stevenkeeney 9
I'm 'fraid so, Merle.
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One of my favorite Merle songs Are the good times over!
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It don't get no better then the HAG
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andrewkorty
This song is so depressing, our country is not ok we must reverse the course. Our future is not looking bright with the path we are on.
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Hag has a voice of gold.
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Good old song . Good times with friends back in the days
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Rascall Flatt's is not good enough to wipe MH's a**.
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Poor Merle knew it was comin before it came :(
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The best
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Simplicity
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Like this song and mh is the man
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this song reminds me of a time when it was impolite to talk about politics or religion as to not offend anyone..
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bphumm
It's not just Obama its just everything has just changed for the worst. It's looking at time that were so much more simpler.
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What does president Obama have to do with this song? The two people who left comments about the prez should get a clue and stop drinking the kool-aid.
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This undoubtedly urban guy was 'introduced' to Merle Haggard when I moved to the Southwest.
His lyrics make so much sense.
Can't get enough of him.
dlc
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Yeah obama
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God bless the hagg.
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Listen, President Obama
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This song and its singer are both timeless classics
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The best way to predict the future is to help create it.
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more true today than then.
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More true now than it was then. Funny how things go huh?
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musiclvr30
Prophetic for sure!
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sean.wyatt6
If it's any encouragemen t , my Chevy just turned 10 years old... 190K so far and still strong.
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These lyrics never rang truer.
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Yes, they are Merle.

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