Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star

Merle Haggard Vinyl Record Memories.


Merel Haggard sings Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star in concert. Great video!

The lyrics to Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star was written by Merle Haggard with Freddie Powers.

It was the first song released off the 1987 album "Chill Factor," and quickly became a #1 song, spending fifteen weeks on the country charts.

Haggard wishes upon a star not for riches but for reconciliation with a lover, borrowing on a bit of doo-wop influence in a record that contained a rather unusual trumpet solo.

The song went on to become the country icon's 38th and final number one single on the Billboard country charts. During the last week of 1988 Merle Haggard celebrated the 25th anniversary of his first appearance in Billboard.

This live performance was in 1996 at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida. It's a great tune and a typical Merle Haggard sold out live performance.

As you watch the video understand why some believe Merle is one of the chosen few great voices in country music. Powers must have helped write this line into the song for Merle.

"Can you really make a wish come true?  Do you shine on just a chosen few?"


Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star
Did The Good Lord Favor Merle?

When the good Lord was passing out true country voices did he grab Merle and place him at the front of the line?

I believe Merle Haggard is one of the most influential singer-songwriters in country music history and may be the most well-rounded country talent to ever take the stage.  He sings in bars, Honky-tonks and in sold out concerts, some with a full orchestra behind him.

Enjoy this live performance and please take time to listen to all of Merle's other songs on this site. 


Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star
Written by Merle Haggard with Freddie Powers
#1 song recorded in 1987    


Twinkle, twinkle lucky star
Can you send me luck from where you are
Can you make a rainbow shine that far
Twinkle, twinkle lucky star

Can you really make a wish come true
Do you shine on just a chosen few
Is it over? Have I gone to far
Twinkle, twinkle lucky star

Like two ships on the ocean, we drifted apart
And you found an island at sea..
Now I'm still driftin' with this pain in my heart
Won't you send her sweet love back to me?

Twinkle, twinkle lucky star
Can you send me luck from where you are
Can you make a rainbow shine that far
Tinkle, twinkle lucky star

Like two ships on the ocean, we drifted apart
And you found an island at sea
Now I'm still driftin' with this pain in my heart
Won't you send her sweet love back to me

Twinkle, twinkle lucky star
Can you send me luck from where you are
Can you make a rainbow shine that far
Twinkle, twinkle lucky star


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