It's a well-known fact that Merle Haggard is a great story teller when it comes to his legendary songs. It's no different when it comes to his #1 hit, "The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde".
"The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde" was released in 1968 as the first single off of Haggard's album of the same title. It was his fourth #1 hit and it peaked at that spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song tells the story of the two infamous outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. It begins with how they met and ends with their violent deaths. It was written by both Merle and Bonnie Owens.
Merle's quick-tempo live performance was phenomenal and enjoyable to the last note. He never fails to entertain those who love his music! That man knows how to sing a story.
Bonnie was a waitress in a small cafe
Clyde Barrow was the rounder that took her away
They both robbed and killed until both of them died
So goes the Legend of Bonnie and Clyde.
The poems that she wrote of the life that they led
Told of the lawmen left dying or dead
Some say that Clyde made her life a shame
But the legend made Bonnie the head of the game.
The rampage grew wilder with each passing day
The odds growing smaller with each get-a-way
With the end growing closer the harder they fought
With blood on their hands they were bound to get caught.
They drove back from town on one bright summer day
When a man they befriended stepped out in the way
With no thought of dyin' they pulled to the side
But death lay there waiting for Bonnie and Clyde.
Two years or runnin' was ended that day
For robbin' and killin' they both had to pay
But we'll always remember how they lived and died
So goes the legend of Bonnie and Clyde.
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