Here Comes the Freedom Train
|"Here Comes the Freedom Train"|
|Single by Merle Haggard|
|from the album My Love Affair with Trains|
|B-side||"I Won't Give Up My Train"|
|Released||May 17, 1976|
|Songwriter(s)||Stephen H. Lemberg|
|Merle Haggard singles chronology|
"Here Comes the Freedom Train" is a 1976 song written by Stephen H. Lemberg, best known for being performed by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in May 1976 as the first single from the album My Love Affair with Trains. "Here Comes the Freedom Train" peaked at number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It reached number-one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks in July 1976.
The song – a historical narrative of the United States, which was about to celebrate its Bicentennial – was originally written for the country music duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, who recorded it with special guest Chet Atkins in RCA Studios for release in 1973 by the American Freedom Train Foundation. The 45 single of the recording was sold as a fund-raising item for the bicentennial trip Freedom Train took across the United States.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||10|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
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by Freddy Fender
|RPM Country Tracks
July 31, 1976
by Red Sovine
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