Fightin' Side Of Me
Merle Haggard

I hear people talkin' bad about the way we have to live here in this country
Harpin' on the wars we fight and gripin' about the way things oughta be
I don't mind 'em switchin' sides and standin' up for things they believe in
When they're runnin' down my country they're walkin' on the fightin' side of me

They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me
Runnin' down a way of life our fightin' men have fought and died to keep
If you don't love it leave it let this song that I'm singin' be a warnin'
When you're runnin' down our country man you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me

Thank you all

[ guitar ]
I read about some squirrely guy who claims that he just don't believe in fightin'
And I wonder just how long the rest of us can count on bein' free
They love our milk and honey but they preach about some other way of livin'
When they're runnin' down my country hoss they're walkin' on the fightin' side of me

Yeah walkin' on the fightin' side of me...

All together

They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me...
Thank ya'll


FINALE BY CARLTON HANEY

Ladies and Gentlemen there's about ten thousand people
In the Philadelphia Convention Hall
Standing now in tribute to Merle Haggard in a standing ovation
He's now shaking hands with the people along the front of the stage