If I Could Only Fly

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If I Could Only Fly
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released October 10, 2000
Genre Country
Length 35:45
Label ANTI-/Epitaph
Merle Haggard chronology
1996
(1996)
If I Could Only Fly
(2000)
Roots, Volume 1
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (A-) link
Pitchfork Media (7.6 of 10) link

If I Could Only Fly is an album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 2000. The title song was written by Texas songwriter Blaze Foley. It reached Number 26 on the Billboard Country album chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Merle Haggard unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Wishing All These Old Things Were New" – 3:20
  2. "Honky Tonky Mama" (Haggard, Traditional) – 3:07
  3. "Turn to Me" – 3:10
  4. "If I Could Only Fly" (Blaze Foley) – 4:59
  5. "Crazy Moon" (Haggard, Max Barnes) – 2:07
  6. "Bareback" – 2:12
  7. "(Think About A) Lullaby" (Haggard, Theresa Lane Haggard) – 2:24
  8. "I'm Still Your Daddy" – 2:54
  9. "Proud to Be Your Old Man" (Haggard, Abe Manuel, Jr.) – 2:26
  10. "Leavin's Getting Harder" – 2:10
  11. "Thanks to Uncle John" – 2:43
  12. "Listening (To the Wind)" – 4:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Biff Adams – drums
  • Eddie Curtis – bass
  • Floyd Domino – piano
  • Norm Hamlet – steel guitar
  • Abe Manuel, Jr. – guitar, fiddle, mandolin, percussion, piano, accordion, harp, harmony vocals
  • Joe Manuel – guitar
  • Randy Mason – guitar
  • Oleg Schramm – piano
  • Redd Volkaert – guitar
  • Don Markham – saxophone, harmony vocals

Production notes:

  • Lou Bradley – engineer, mixing
  • Jesse Fischer – art direction, design
  • Johnny Whiteside – liner notes

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 26
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic entry for If I Only Could Fly. Retrieved December 2009.