I'm Bringing Home Good News

Lyrics: Merle Haggard
Music: Merle Haggard

A Merle Haggard song covered by the New Riders of the Purple Sage:

Well, I'm bringing home some good news
Got some things you'll be glad to hear
Like I'm leaving town, ain't gonna be back around
Just long enough to get my gear
There won't be any goodbye kisses
I'm putting on my leaving shoes
This is the end, we're through, it's over
Yeah, I'm bringing home some good news

I was sitting downtown in a tavern
When I made up my mind to go
And I knew you would be so glad to be free
I just thought I'd call you and let you know
You can tell all your back-door daddys
That your big daddy's done blew a fuse
This is the end, we're through, it's over
Yeah, I'm bringing home some good news

To you I been known as bad news
Well I'm changing my first name
And I'm giving you your freedom, baby
That ought to rate some kind of change
You can hide your milkman slippers
I won't be looking around for clues
This is the end, we're through, it's over
Yeah, I'm bringing home some good news
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ