I Can't Be Myself

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"I Can't Be Myself"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Hag
Released October 10, 1970
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:53
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Jesus, Take a Hold"
"I Can't Be Myself"
"Soldier's Last Letter"

"I Can't Be Myself" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1970 as the second single from the album Hag. "I Can't Be Myself" peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboad Hot Country Singles chart and peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[1] It reached two on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970–1971) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 146.