As Long as Merle is Still Haggard
Now Pam Tillis, the truth now,
what happened to Johnny's Cash
'cause Travis gets kind of Randy sometimes, you know?
And does Reba Mcentire-ly too much
and should George Strait-en her out if that's so?
Because as long as Merle is still Haggard,
as long as Charley still has his Pride,
as long as Willie is still willin'
and Waylon keeps on wailin'
then I guess country music will do all right.
Should Patti Loveless when Wynona, she's Judd fine
and Dolly, beg your Parton, puts up a good front?
And Dwight was only Yoakam
when he said Eddie's Rabbit died
but after what Hollie Dunn
you should have Tanya Tucker up.
Because as long as Merle is still Haggard...
Sing about mama and trucks
and going to the cheain' side of town.
The more things change, the more they don't
and country's good for one more round.
So I think Aaron's been Tippin a few
and Garth is one for the Brooks
and Billy Ray's achy-breaking all the way to the bank.
And would Joe know the Diffie
when Alabama is in such a state
that if it weren't for Williams, Jr.
you wouldn't know who to Hank?
But as long as Merle is still Haggard...