Merle Haggard And Leona Williams performs “The Bull and the Beaver” On Hee Haw 1980.

In 1978 Merle Haggard & Leona Williams,they had a number 8 US country hit with ‘The Bull And The Beaver’ but in 1983, when the marriage ended, they appeared in the charts with the appropriately named ‘We’re Strangers Again’.

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Leona Williams In 1975, she joined Merle Haggard’s show, initially as a backing vocalist. However, when Haggard divorced Bonnie Owens, she not only became the featured vocalist but on 7 October 1978, she also became the third Mrs Haggard. They combined to write several songs and recorded an album together but the marriage soon proved turbulent. In 1978, they had a number 8 US country hit with ‘The Bull And The Beaver’ but in 1983, when the marriage ended, they appeared in the charts with the appropriately named ‘We’re Strangers Again’. Williams does hold the distinction of being the first female country singer to record a live album in a prison.



Merle Haggard & Leona Williams - Heart To Heart(Album)
Merle Haggard & Leona Williams – Heart To Heart(Album)




SIDE A
Heart To Heart Talk
Let’s Pretend We’re Not Married Tonight
You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love
Waltz Across Texas
We’re Strangers Again
SIDE B
Waitin’ On The Good Life To Come
Don’t Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone
It’s Cold In California
I’ll Never Be Free
Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down





Merle Haggard and Leona Williams
The Bull and the Beaver Lyrics
Merle:
You’ve got the bull of the wood girl
Leona:
You’ve got the beaver from Missouri boy
Merle:
We can’t get nothin’ done on this C.B.
You’ve got the bull of the woods
Leona:
You’ve got the beaver from Missouri
Both:
We oughta get together you and me
Log on to hide ad.
Leona:
If you’ll give me your ten-twenty
I’ll be glad to give you mine
And I’ll put this eighteen wheeler on the side
Merle:
Well it won’t be hard top back it
Now babe I’m right behind you
Just put them air brakes on and let ‘er slide
Merle:
Well if you got a runnin’ buddy
Just let ‘er sleep awhile
Ten-four, come back, I’m waitin’ on your call
Leona
Hey you sound like a keeper
And I know I’ve got a nifty sleeper
With sexy lights and mirrors on the wall
Both:
Yeah we’re gonna get together you and me
The Bull and the Beaver (Single)
The Bull and the Beaver (Single)