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Merle Haggard Delivers Iconic Performance Of ‘Silver Wings'

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Some call this performance "perfection," while others call it the best song he ever sang. Either way, Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings" will go down as one of country's most classic songs.

The emotion in his voice and his smooth-like-whiskey delivery further prove that Haggard can do no wrong. 

"Silver Wings" was recorded on December 8, 1968 at the famous Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles. It was released on his 1969 album A Portrait of Merle Haggard. The song was never released as a single, but even without all that publicity, it became extremely popular with his audience.

The song tells a story of a man begging his love not to leave him. He describes the "silver wings" as the airplane that is taking her away from him. Even though he begs his love not to leave, she does anyway and he sees the "silver wings fading slowly out of sight."

Haggard's performance is quite possibly one of the best we've ever seen. He shows his soul, passion, talent, and musicianship in this awe-inspiring performance.

Many of the fans of The Hag have a strong connection to this song. Some use it as the first dance with their father's at weddings, while some have played it during a parent's funeral.

No matter how you look at it, Haggard knows how to make good music, and this song is no exception.

Watch Haggard sing his self-penned classic, "Silver Wings" below.

Lyrics Below

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight

"Don't leave me," I cry
Don't take that airplane ride
But you locked me out of your mind
Left me standing here behind

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight

Silver wings shining in the sunlight
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away, leaving me lonely
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight
Slowly fading out of sight

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