Merle Haggard performs “Wake Up” On Hee Haw 1980

From Album The Way I Am (1980 MCA), with only four songs composed by him, and among them this jewel of song.

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Wake Up:

Song written by Merle Haggard and produced by Porter Wagoner, for its 30th album, The Way I Am (1980 MCA), has been one of the weakest albums of Merle, with only four songs composed by him, and among them this jewel of song, that was hidden inside the album, Wake up, that `we could say that is the song that saves the album.

I’ve only found one version :
David Parmley & Continental Divide 2005 ( Pinecastle Records

Merle Haggard - The Way I Am
Merle Haggard – The Way I Am

1-The Way I Am (Sonny Throckmorton)
2-Sky-Bo
3-No One To Sing For (But The Band)
4-(Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You (Stuart Hamblen)
5-Life’s Just Not The Way It Used To Be
6-Wake Up
7-Where Have You Bee (Leona Williams)
8- Take Me Back And Try Me One More Time (Ernest Tubb)
9-I’ll Always Be Glad To Take You Back (Ernest Tubb)
10-It Makes No Difference Now (Floyd Tillman)
11-It’s Been So Long, Darlin’ (Ernest Tubb)

Merle Haggard – Wake Up Lyrics
Wake up, don’t just lay there like cold granite stone
Wake up, we’re too close to be alone
Wake up and please darling, hold me if you would
Don’t just lay there like you’ve gone away for good

There’s too many empty pages with so many things in store
I can’t believe it’s over and you’ve closed the final door
And I’m not prepared to handle these things we’re going through
I wish God would grant me just one more night with you

Wake up, don’t just lay there like cold granite stone
Wake up, we’re too close to be alone
Wake up and please darling, hold me if you would
Don’t just lay there like you’ve gone away for good

Without you I’ll feel worthless, like a bell that doesn’t ring
And I know you hear me talkin’ yet you haven’t heard a thing
And I can’t stand it all much longer, I’ll go crazy without you
I wish God would grant me just one more night with you

Wake up, don’t just lay there like cold granite stone
Wake up, we’re too close to be alone
Wake up and please darling, hold me if you would
Don’t just lay there like you’ve gone away for good
Don’t just lay there like you’ve gone away for good

Merle Haggard - Wake Up (Single)
Merle Haggard – Wake Up (Single)