Swinging Doors (song)
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Swinging Doors Song
"Swinging Doors"
Single by Merle Haggard and The Strangers
from the album Swinging Doors
"The Girl Turned Ripe"
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1966
Merle Haggard
Ken Nelson
Fuzzy Owen
Merle Haggard and The Strangers singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can"
"Swinging Doors"
"The Bottle Let Me Down"

"Swinging Doors" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in February 1966 as the first single and title track from the album Swinging Doors. The song peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.[1]


The narrator has been dumped by his woman and tells her that he has what he needs.[2]

Chart performance

Chart (1966) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

Cover versions

  • Wanda Jackson covered this song on her 1968 album Cream of the Crop .


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 146.
  2. ^ Randall, Alice; Carter Little; Courtney Little (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson, Inc. pp. 92. ISBN 1-59555-860-8.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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