Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down

Lyrics: Merle Haggard
Music: Merle Haggard

A Merle Haggard song sung by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in their early days.

Well each night I leave the bar-room when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time
But tonight your memory found me much too sober
I couldn't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
But tonight the bottle let me down

Well I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turning every day
But tonight the wine don't take effect the way it used to
And now I'm hurting in an old familiar way

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
But tonight the bottle let me down

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
But tonight the bottle let me down
Oh yes tonight the bottle let me down

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