Hungry Eyes

Album: A Portrait of Merle Haggard (1969)
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Songfacts®:

  • Despite what many people think, this song is not autobiographical, though it was written by Haggard as a tribute to his mother.
  • This song is sometimes listed as "Mama's Hungry Eyes." >>
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    Julian - Oakland, AR, for above 2

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