Merle Haggard Silver Wings Lyrics

Austin City Limits 1978 Live Performance.

Merle Haggard Silver Wing Lyrics at All About Vinyl Records.

This Silver Wings Lyrics page shows a video of Merle Haggard's first appearance on Austin City Limits.

When he stepped onto that stage in Austin, Texas for the first time in 1978 Merle was at the top of his game.

He had already been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music in the same year (1970).

He had recently released a tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (My Salute to Bob Wills), which sparked a renewed interest in western swing.

With his band, the Strangers, it was no stretch to say that he had the best live show in country music.

I moved to a small town outside of Austin, Texas two years after he first sang this song on Austin City Limits.  If I had known he was going to be there I believe I would have moved two years earlier:)

Why no number one for this great Merle Haggard written song?

Silver Wings was written by Haggard but was never released as a single.

The song was on the 1969 album "A Portrait Of Merle Haggard" and the album went to #3.

Two other songs off that album, "Workin' Man's Blues" and "Hungry Eyes" would both become #1 songs for Merle and among several signature songs for Haggard.

Silver Wings has since become a Merle Haggard standard and a favorite at his concerts. See if you agree after watching this great Live performance more than 30 years ago.


Silver wings...Shining in the sunlight

Roaring engines...Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away...And leaving me lonely
Silver wings...Slowly fading out of sight

Don't leave me I cry...Don't take that airplane ride
But you've locked me out of your mind...And left me standing here behind

Silver wings...Shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines...Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away...And leaving me lonely
Silver wings...Slowly fading out of sight

Silver wings...Shining in the sunlight<br>
Roaring engines...Headed somewhere in flight<br>
They're taking you away...And leaving me lonely<br>
Silver wings...Slowly fading out of sight<br>

Slowly fading out of sight...




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