Swinging Doors (song)

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"Swinging Doors"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Swinging Doors
B-side "The Girl Turned Ripe"
Released February 28, 1966
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:51
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
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"Swinging Doors" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in February 1966 as the first single and title track from the album Swinging Doors. The song peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.[1]


The narrator has been dumped by his woman and tells her that he has what he needs.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 146. 
  2. ^ Randall, Alice; Carter Little; Courtney Little (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 92. ISBN 1-59555-860-8. 
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.