I Threw Away the Rose

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"I Threw Away the Rose"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Branded Man
Released February 27, 1967
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:21
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"The Fugitive"
"I Threw Away the Rose"
"Branded Man"

"I Threw Away the Rose" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in February 1967 as the first single from the album Branded Man. The song peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.[1] In 1994 Lorrie Morgan recorded a version of the song which replaced the "I" in the lyrics with "you", changing it from a self-referential song to a song about some one else, for the Merle Haggard tribute album "Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute To Merle Haggard".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 2


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

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