Carolyn (song)
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Carolyn Song
Single by Merle Haggard and The Strangers
from the album Someday We'll Look Back
"When the Feelin's Gone Away"
ReleasedNovember 1971
RecordedApril 13, 1971
Hollywood, California
LabelCapitol 3222
Tommy Collins
Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard and The Strangers singles chronology
"Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)"
"Grandma Harp" / "Turning Off a Memory"

"Carolyn" is a song written by Tommy Collins, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in November 1971 as the second single from the album Someday We'll Look Back. The song was Haggard and The Strangers eleventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart. The single stayed at number one for three weeks and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance

Chart (1971-1972) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 58
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 147.
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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