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Merle Haggard’s Musical Brilliance “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday”

“If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday” is a classic country song performed by Merle Haggard. Released in 1977, the song is part of Haggard’s album “Ramblin’ Fever.” The song was written by Sonny Throckmorton.

The lyrics of “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday” tell the story of a couple going through a rough patch in their relationship. The narrator suggests taking a break and spending some time apart, with the hope that they can rekindle their love by the following Monday. The song explores the complexities of love and the challenges that couples often face in their relationships.

The chorus of the song includes the lines:

“If we’re not back in love by Monday
We can’t let it tear us apart
Let’s be sure we know what we’re missing
But darling, my heart says we mustn’t let it happen again.”

Merle Haggard’s smooth vocals and the traditional country instrumentation characterize the song, aligning with the honky-tonk and Bakersfield sound for which Haggard is renowned. “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday” became another success in Haggard’s illustrious career, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song remains a well-loved classic in the country music canon.

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