Carolyn (song)

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Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Someday We'll Look Back
B-side "When the Feelin's Gone Away"
Released November 1971
Format 7"
Recorded April 13, 1971
Hollywood, California
Genre Country
Label Capitol 3222
Songwriter(s) Tommy Collins
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)"
"Grandma Harp" / "Turning Off a Memory"
"Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)"
"Grandma Harp"/"Turning Off a Memory"

"Carolyn" is a song written by Tommy Collins, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in November 1971 as the second single from the album Someday We'll Look Back. "Carolyn" was Haggard's eleventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for three weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1971–1972) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 58
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147. 
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Merle Haggard.
Preceded by
"Would You Take Another Chance on Me"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 15-January 29, 1972
Succeeded by
"One's on the Way"
by Loretta Lynn