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Roots of my Raising
lyrics and chords

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Roots of my Raising lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's an excellent Merle Haggard song. Use these lyrics with chords to help you learn this fine country classic.

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Roots of my Raising 
recorded by Merle Haggard
written by Tommy Collins
 

C                                   F              C
I left the four lane highway took a blacktop seven miles
                                 D7            G7
Down by the old country school I went to as a child
C                                    F                 C
Two miles down a gravel road I could see the proud old home
                                   G7             C
A tribute to a way of life that's almost come and gone

F                           C
The roots of my raising run deep
                    D7              G7
I come back for the strength that I need
F                        C              G7
And hope comes no matter how far down I sink
F                G7         C
The roots of my raising run deep
 
Spoken verse:
                                   F                  C
I pulled into the driveway Lord it sure was good to be there
                                                  
And I could see through the open door that Dad was
D7                     G7
Asleep in his favorite chair
C                                        F                       C
In his hand was a picture of Mom and I remembered how close they were
                                                   
So I just turned away I didn't want to wake him
G7                      C
And spoil his dreams of her
 
C                                        F                C
A Christian Mom who had the strength for life the way she did
                                        D7               G7
Then to pull that apron off and do the Charleston for us kids
C                   F                       C
Dad a quiet man who gentle voice was seldom heard
                                    G7           C
Who could borrow money at the bank simply on his word

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Classic Country Music Lyrics home | Merle Haggard lyrics

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