Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard

Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country and Western songwriter, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era. Read more on Last.fm



Top Songs by Merle Haggard

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Merle Haggard – Okie From Muskogee

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We don’t smoke marijuana in muskogee We don’t take no trips on lsd We don’t burn no draft cards down on main street We like livin’ right, and bein’ free. I’m proud to be an okie from muskogee A place where even squares can have a ball We still wave old glory down at the..
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Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

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The first thing i remember knowing, was a lonesome whistle blowing And a young un’s dream of growing up to ride On a freight train leaving town not knowing where i’m bound No-one could change my mind but mama tried. One and only rebel child from a family, meek and mild My mama seemed to..
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