Merle Haggard – From Graceland to the Promised Land

It was released in October 1977 as the only single from the album My Farewell to Elvis. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

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Cover LP My Farewell to Elvis MCA 1977
Cover LP My Farewell to Elvis MCA 1977

“From Graceland to the Promised Land” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1977 as the only single from the album My Farewell to Elvis. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The song is a tribute to Elvis Presley.




From the album My Farewell to Elvis
B-side “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Released October 3, 1977
Genre Country
Length 2:28
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Fuzzy Owen




Merle Haggard – From Graceland to the Promised Land Lyrics

Ladies and gentlemen, my farewell to Elvis.

From the sun years of the fifties and the birth of rock and roll
Millions screamed to see him do his thing
Elvis touched the life of every ear that heard him
And they couldn’t help but listen when he sang.

It’s a long way from Memphis to that mansion in the sky
But he kept his faith in Jesus all along
It’s a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land
But Jesus finally came to lead him home.

From the days of Love Me Tender to his mama’s last farewell
Some say he knew how long he had to stay
His life was two days longer than the one who gave him life
And he almost knew the number of the days.

It’s a long way from Memphis to that mansion in the sky
But he kept his faith in Jesus all along
It’s a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land
But Jesus finally came to lead him home.

It’s a long way from Memphis to that mansion in the sky
But he kept his faith in Jesus all along
It’s a long way from Graceland across Jordan to the Promised Land
But he kept his favorite Jesus all along…

Single From Graceland to the Promised Land MCA 1977
Single From Graceland to the Promised Land MCA 1977
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