C.C. Waterback

"C.C. Waterback"
Single by Merle Haggard and George Jones
from the album A Taste of Yesterday's Wine
B-side "After I Sing All My Songs"
Released December 1982
Genre Country
Length 3:29
Label Epic
Writer(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
"C.C. Waterback"
"Reasons to Quit"
George Jones singles chronology
"Yesterday's Wine"
"C.C. Waterback"
"Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love on Me)"

"C.C. Waterback" is a song recorded by American country music artists Merle Haggard and George Jones as a duet. It was released in December 1982 as the second single from the album A Taste of Yesterday's Wine. The song reached #10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The song was written by Haggard and tells the story of a wild party "at the Jones' place" and the hangover that followed. At one point Merle laments that the woman he brought to the party "wound up in Jones' bed and I wound up on the floor." The track also features a New Orleans horn section. The song was appropriate for both singers, considering that Jones was engulfed in a years long drug abyss and Haggard was about to fall headlong into one.

Chart performance

Chart (1982–1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 18


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits 1944-2006: Second edition. Record Research. p. 148.
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