Let Me Tell You About a Song

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Let Me Tell You About a Song
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released June 1972
Recorded August 30 at Buck Owens Studio, Bakersfield, CA and November 8, 18-19, 1971 at Capitol Records Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Label Capitol ST-882
Producer Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard chronology
Someday We'll Look Back
(1971)
Let Me Tell You About a Song
(1972)
It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Let Me Tell You About a Song is the 16th studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1972. It reached #7 on the Billboard Country album chart and #166 on the Pop album chart. The lead-off singles were "Grandma Harp" and "Daddy Frank (Guitar Man)" — both reached #1.

Let Me Tell You About a Song was reissued along with Hag on CD by Beat Goes On Records in 2002.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Merle Haggard unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)" – 3:23
  2. "They're Tearin' the Labor Camps Down" – 3:33
  3. "Man Who Picked the Wildwood Flower" (Tommy Collins) – 3:26
  4. "Recitation" The Proudest Fiddle in the World (A Maiden's Prayer)" (Bob Wills) – 2:34
  5. "Bill Woods from Bakersfield" (Red Simpson) – 3:15
  6. "Old Doc Brown" (Red Foley) – 3:26
  7. "Grandma Harp" – 3:11
  8. "Turnin' Off a Memory" – 2:48
  9. "Irma Jackson" – 2:56
  10. "Funeral" (Collins) – 3:18
  11. "Bring It on Down to My House, Honey" (Wills) – 2:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Nichols – guitar, harmonica
  • Bobby Wayne – guitar
  • Tommy Collins – guitar
  • Norman Hamlet – pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Dennis Hromek – bass
  • Biff Adam – drums
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Billy Liebert – piano
  • Glen D. Hardin – piano

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Country albums 7
1972 Billboard Pop albums 166

References[edit]