Silver Wings

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

  • Merle Haggard recalled the story of this mournful song to the UK magazine Uncut: "It was written on a plane – a 707 coming out of Phoenix, Arizona going to LA with Bonnie Owens," he said. "I looked out and those silver wings were just gleaming. I thought, 'What a great premise for a song.'"

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  • Carolyn Deaton 51 from Middletown, OhioLove this song! I think it's the melody.
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