|Single by Merle Haggard|
|from the album A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today|
|Released||January 9, 1978|
|Producer(s)||Ken Nelson, Fuzzy Owen|
|Merle Haggard singles chronology|
|"The Running Kind"|
|Single by Radney Foster|
|from the album Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard|
|B-side||"Silver Wings" (Pam Tillis)|
|Radney Foster singles chronology|
"Running Kind" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in January 1978 as the second and final single from the album, A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today. The song peaked at number 12 on the U.S. country singles chart and at number 10 on the Canadian country singles chart. The song was later covered by Radney Foster for the Haggard tribute album Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard. Foster's version was released as a single in 1994 and peaked at number 64 on the U.S. country singles chart. Johnny Cash covered The Running Kind on disc 2 of Unearthed
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||12|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||10|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||64|
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 149. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 149.
- "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
- "Radney Foster – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Radney Foster.
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