Who Sang Big Butter and Egg Man? Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Kern River cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
release date: 1985
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:26
writer: Percy Venable, Louis Armstrong
I wish things were simple like they used to be
When cowboys rode horses, and were heroes to me
My Mother was a lady, and my Dad was a man
And I wish things were simple again

I wish things were simple, like when I was a kid
A man just got paid for the work that he did
And a song could be played for a nickel back then
And I wish things were simple again

But even the blue skies roar with thunder
Men fly above like birds
Nothin' is simple, not even a love song
The story gets lost in the words

But there's no way to rewind, it's gone with the wind
And I wish things were simple again

Even the blue skies roar with thunder
Men fly above like birds
Nothin' is simple, not even a love song
The story gets lost in the words

There's no way to rewind, it's gone with the wind
And I wish things were simple again
Oh, I wish things were simple again



Tracklist
  • 1 Kern River
  • 2 Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You
  • 3 There I've Said It Again
  • 4 You Don't Love Me Anymore
  • 5 Natural High
  • 6 Big Butter and Egg Man
  • 7 Ridin' High
  • 8 There's Somebody Else on Your Mind
  • 9 I Wonder Where I'll Find You Tonight
  • 10 There Won't Be Another Now
  • 11 The Old Watermill