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Are The Good Times Really Over

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
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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
major key tonality
electric pianos
acoustic rhythm guitars
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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THANX MERLE. I ALWAYS LIKED THIS ONE, FOR ABOUT 30 YRS, UNTIL NOW. .. WE JUST MIGHT BE HEADING FOR HAYDEEZ IN THAT DANG HANDBASKET , YET...
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No Sir
good times of just begun
I'm sure you're in country Heaven, Sir✝☮✝


RIP

0:o)
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I think in the late 60's
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...when a man would work ...those days are over 4 good ...
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One of my favorite Merle Haggard songs. Is the best of the free life behind us now, are the good times really over for good?
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carolekingg
So what year was this song from?
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Amen!
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Heck no... it's only begun!
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:)
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kam313on
Wish a Ford and a Chevy were still made in America like they should!
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He is missed so much already.
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I like this I wish it was like that today
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At least u won't have to see the downfall of this country rip goodfreind
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RIP, Mr. Merle Haggard...
0:,o/

You will be missed....
You & Waylon are talking about
ALL
Toes 'Good Times'

Peace
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Just what we need today
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Sing on Merle,countr y legend
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I DEDICATE THIS TUNE, 2 MY TRULY, RIGHTEOUS BROTHER, up yonder, by that cold border....Go d bless U man...
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pbsd76
Nice! Not even close :))
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david.jensen 0 7
AWESOME song!!!!
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Love this song!!! And Merle too!!!
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Ringing the liberty bell
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Love all of Merle Haggard. Songs he is a great singer ��Amy from Mississippi ❤️��❤️❤️❤️
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Merle Haggard! THEE BEST COUNTRY SINGER EVER! PERIOD! END IF CONVERSATION !
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They sure R! :'( :'( :'(
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The one and only Haggard. I'm in Australia, and he's myfav country singer.
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I have 2 1988 ford Mustangs still on the road after 25 years but I know what ya mean lol
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alandalawson
YES !!!!!
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My fords over 20 years old but this song is kickass !!!!!!!!
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It gives a good point
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michaelhalst e a d 1 5
This man will never be replaced ! A good ol'boy.
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dellis430
Love it
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Merle is the best ever!
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This is a top country song for me. Grew up listening this. Real music indeed!
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We have three Fords. They are 1 year old, 9 years old and 13 years old.
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mhrh2004
Merle will missing the times with his buddy George
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roger851
Saw Merle in Tacoma a few weeks ago. Wonderful... voice a bit rough but still sounded like Merle. This song ends with more optimism than I can muster. Patriotism, hard work, honor, less government.. . all things in short supply today.
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Yea it does say that.....I'm not against chopping wood eather burned about 12 cords of wood already this winter if you knw what I'm saying lol
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Good question!
dlc
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As long as the Hag is around the good times are here to stay
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madmonkey419
I believe verse 7 line 2 Actually said, when a wife could still cook dinner, and would still chop wood. Listen to it? Feedback? Not that I'm against chopping wood, have done so. Have a sweet fiskars hatchet. Just think they got the lyrics wrong.
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They may not be over right now...but if that idiot who illegally occupies OUR Whitehouse is re-elected.. . . w e will be DONE!!
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Anyone notice the slight change in the words..."Whe n a girl could still cook, and STOCK WOOD"....Goo d stuuuuff!!
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the good times aint over my friends
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ed.kulas
Maybe if American companies made quality products and we taxed the bejesus out of imported goods, the good times would come back to our great country.
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nchiovari
I really love this song the bass guitar and Meryl low voice are really great. I could play it until the cd wore out.I really love country music any way and this one tops the cake.
Nancy C
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Maybe if we went back to buying American, the good times won't be over.
If you can find made in America. We want the big pay check but we don't buy our own product.
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My Friend Tony Reed played your sons all lot
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andreahuson
Let Us Not forget, Sept. 11th. Oh my Chevy Capris is 19 yrs. old
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Great song, just as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.
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Great!
Snoshual.
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