Leonard

Album: Back to the Barrooms (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • "He soon became a famous entertainer
    But Leonard was a name he never used."

    So who is Leonard? It's Tommy Collins, whose birth name is Leonard Raymond Sipes. Like Haggard, Collins is a songwriter from Oklahoma. He wrote the songs "Carolyn" and "The Roots of My Raising" for Haggard, and Haggard wrote this song about him.

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