Merle Go 'Round

from by Kurt Fortmeyer

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Recorded by Pat Lassiter at River Front Recording in Madison, Tennessee
Produced by Pat Lassiter and Kurt Fortmeyer
Executive Producer: Red Wigglers

Kurt Fortmeyer - lead vocal
Tim Galloway - acoustic and electric guitars
Mike Holmes - piano
Joe Caverlee - fiddles, backing vocals
Kevin Post - pedal steel
Pat Lassiter - bass
William Ellis - drums

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Merle Go ‘Round
(Kurt Fortmeyer)
Dad Zone Music ASCAP

When I have a day like this that I want to forget
I turn to a good old friend someone I’ve never met
He might be a stranger but he knows the words to say
To put my mind at ease and to take my pain away

I need a little bit of Bakersfield when I start feeling down
California honkytonk is the best cure that I’ve found
12 inch long play vinyl has such a soothing sound
When life treats me like it did today that makes my Merle go ‘round

My soul comes alive when it’s baptized in misery and gin
And it helps my feelings break out from the prison they’ve been in
When my poor heart has lost its way so lovesick and alone
I let his records play and they sing me back home

I need a little bit of Bakersfield when I start feeling down
California honkytonk is the best cure that I’ve found
12 inch long play records have such a soothing sound
When life treats me like it did today that makes my Merle go ‘round

As I lay me down to sleep with a teardrop in my eye
Tonight “Swinging Doors” will be my lullaby

I need a little bit of Bakersfield when I start feeling down
California honkytonk is the best cure that I’ve found
12 inch long play records have such a soothing sound
When life treats me like it did today that makes my Merle go ‘round
When life treats me like it did today that makes my Merle go ‘round

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from Ameraucana, released June 27, 2016
Writer: Kurt Fortmeyer
Administrator: Dad Zone Music ASCAP

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