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Merle Haggard - Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver) FLAC album


Performer: Merle Haggard
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Country
FLAC version ZIP size: 1261 mb
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Wish a Ford and a Chevy Could still last ten years, like they should Is the best of the free life behind us now? Are the good times really over for good? I wish Coke was still Cola And a joint was a bad place to be It was back before Nixon lied to us all on T. .About Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver). Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver) by Merle Haggard appears on his 1981 album, Big City

16 Biggest Hits is a 1998 Merle Haggard compilation album. It is part of a series of similar 16 Biggest Hits albums released by Legacy Recordings. All songs except "Big City", "Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" and "Going Where the Lonely Go" are re-recordings from October 1994. The album was certified Gold in 2002 by the RIAA. It has sold 955,000 copies in the US as of May 2013. Swinging Doors" (Merle Haggard) – 2:50. The Bottle Let Me Down" (Haggard) – 2:42.

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Merle Haggard - "Someday When Things Are Good". Haggard teamed up with then-wife Leona Williams to compose this gripping ballad about a relationship that was dead in the water. In true show business style, by the time this topped the chart in June of 1984, the couple had already been divorced for close to a year. 18. Merle Haggard - "Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)". When it comes to Merle Haggard songs, most of those that were chart hits for the singer came from his own pen. However, in 1972, the singer turned to veteran tunesmith Hank Cochran and legendary instrumentalist Grady Martin for a song that had classic written all over it. The song definitely sounded like something that could have been done a decade before, earning him a lucky thirteenth number one on the Billboard charts.

Lyrics for album: 16 Biggest Hits: Merle Haggard (2006). Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver). Lyrics for album: Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard (2006). I'm Leavin' Now. She Ain't Hooked On Me No More. Lyrics for album: Live From Austin, Texas (2006). I Wish Things Were Simple Again. Lyrics for album: Lonesome Fugitive (Live) (2006).

Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver) (1982). Haggard returned to the down-home values of "Okie From Muskogee" for this state-of-the-union ballad, which was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 1982. In a way, it's the Hag's "get off my lawn" song, replete with gripes about lying presidents, the longevity of American-made cars and those newfangled microwave ovens - he'd win no points with feminists when he pined for a "girl who could still cook, still would. Pancho & Lefty (1983). Even when he wasn't writing, Haggard knew a good song when he heard one and wanted to make sure that more people knew of the masterworks of Townes Van Zandt when he partnered up with pal Willie Nelson for their 1983 duet record Pancho & Lefty.

Ben knows all of Merle's songs by heart, and not just because he's the country legend's son. Ben played guitar for Merle's band, The Strangers, over the last eight years, beginning when he was just 15-years-old.

F I wish a buck was still silver, and it was back when the country was strong, G7 C Back before Elvis, and before the Vietnam war came along, C FBefore the Beatles and yesterday, when a man could still work, and still would, F G7 is the best of the free life behind us now, G7 C and Are The Good Times Really Over For Good. C F Are we rollin' downhill like a snowball headed for hell. G CWith no kind of chance for the flag or the liberty bell. C FI wish a Ford or a Chevy, would still last ten years like they should. C F I wish Coke was still cola, and a joint was a bad place to be. G7 C It was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV. C FBefore Microwave ovens, when a girl could still cook, and still would, F G7 Is the best of the free life behind us now, G7 C and Are The Good Times Really Over For Good. C F Stop rollin' downhill like a snowball headed for hell. G C Standup for the flag, and let's all ring the liberty bell.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)
Written-By – Merle Haggard
4:12
B I Always Get Lucky With You
Written By – G. Church, T. WhitsonWritten-By – F. Powers*, M. Haggard*
3:28

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.

Credits

  • Producer – Lewis Talley, Merle Haggard

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
14-02894 Merle Haggard Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver) ‎(7", Single) Epic 14-02894 US 1981
14-02894 Merle Haggard Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver) ‎(7", Single, Promo) Epic 14-02894 US 1981