Merle Haggard - Big City Lyrics

Merle Haggard Big City cover art
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I'm tired of this dirty old city
And tired of too much work
And never enough play
And I'm tired of these dirty old sidewalks
Think I'll walk off my steady job today
Turn me loose, set me free
Somewhere in the middle of Montana
And give me all I've got coming to me
And keep your retirement
And your so-called Social Security
Big city turn me loose and set me free

Been working everyday since I was twenty
Haven't got a thing to show
For anything I've done
There's folks who never work and they've got plenty
Think it's time some guys like me had some fun, so
Turn me loose, set me free
Somewhere in the middle of Montana
And give me all I've got coming to me
And keep your retirement
And your so-called Social Security
Big city turn me loose and set me free

Hey, big city, turn me loose and set me free
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Big City
  • 2 My Favorite Memory
  • 3 Good Old American Guest
  • 4 I Think I'm Gonna Live Forever
  • 5 This Song Is Mine
  • 6 Stop the World and Let Me Off
  • 7 Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
  • 8 Texas Fiddle Song
  • 9 You Don't Have Very Far to Go
  • 10 I Always Get Lucky With You
  • 11 Call Me
  • 12 I Won't Give Up My Train


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Dean Holloway, Merle Haggard
    album: Track 1 in album Big City
    release date: 1981
    popularity : 88 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:01
    Album Information
    label: Legacy
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin