Red Bandana

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"Red Bandana"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Serving 190 Proof
Released March 18, 1979
Genre Country
Length 2:31
Label MCA
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Fuzzy Owen, Jimmy Bowen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"The Bull and the Beaver"
"Red Bandana"
"My Own Kind of Hat"

"Red Bandana" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in March 1979 as the first single from the album Serving 190 Proof. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]


The narrator states that he can't grow up and settle down but he can appreciate the way she looks when she has a red bandana tied around her hair.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4
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.

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