Merle Haggard And Leona Williams performs “The Bull and the Beaver” On Hee Haw 1980.
In 1978 Merle Haggard & Leona Williams,they had a number 8 US country hit with ‘The Bull And The Beaver’ but in 1983, when the marriage ended, they appeared in the charts with the appropriately named ‘We’re Strangers Again’.
Leona Williams In 1975, she joined Merle Haggard’s show, initially as a backing vocalist. However, when Haggard divorced Bonnie Owens, she not only became the featured vocalist but on 7 October 1978, she also became the third Mrs Haggard. They combined to write several songs and recorded an album together but the marriage soon proved turbulent. In 1978, they had a number 8 US country hit with ‘The Bull And The Beaver’ but in 1983, when the marriage ended, they appeared in the charts with the appropriately named ‘We’re Strangers Again’. Williams does hold the distinction of being the first female country singer to record a live album in a prison.
SIDE A Heart To Heart Talk Let’s Pretend We’re Not Married Tonight You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love Waltz Across Texas We’re Strangers Again SIDE B Waitin’ On The Good Life To Come Don’t Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone It’s Cold In California I’ll Never Be Free Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
Merle Haggard and Leona Williams The Bull and the Beaver Lyrics
Merle: You’ve got the bull of the wood girl Leona: You’ve got the beaver from Missouri boy Merle: We can’t get nothin’ done on this C.B. You’ve got the bull of the woods Leona: You’ve got the beaver from Missouri Both: We oughta get together you and me Log on to hide ad. Leona: If you’ll give me your ten-twenty I’ll be glad to give you mine And I’ll put this eighteen wheeler on the side Merle: Well it won’t be hard top back it Now babe I’m right behind you Just put them air brakes on and let ‘er slide Merle: Well if you got a runnin’ buddy Just let ‘er sleep awhile Ten-four, come back, I’m waitin’ on your call Leona Hey you sound like a keeper And I know I’ve got a nifty sleeper With sexy lights and mirrors on the wall Both: Yeah we’re gonna get together you and me