Old Man from the Mountain

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"Old Man from the Mountain"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album
B-side "Holding Things Together"
Released June 3, 1974
Genre Country
Label Capitol 3900
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Things Aren't Funny Anymore"
"Old Man from the Mountain"
"Kentucky Gambler"

"Old Man from the Mountain" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album Merle Haggard Presents His 30th Album. It was Haggard's eighteenth number one on the country singles chart. The single went to number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147. 

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Preceded by
"As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone"
by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 24, 1974
Succeeded by
"The Grand Tour"
by George Jones
Preceded by
"You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine"
by Donna Fargo
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 31, 1974
Succeeded by
"Talkin' to the Wall"
by Lynn Anderson