Merle Haggard
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Merle Haggard

Merle HaggardMerle 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 – Workin’ Man Blues

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It’s a big job just gettin’ by with nine kids and a wife I been a workin’ man dang near all my life I’ll be working long as my two hands are fit to use I’ll drink my beer in a tavern, Sing a little bit of these working man blues. I keep my nose […]

 

Merle Haggard – Today I Started Loving You Again

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Today i started loving you again I’m right back where i’ve really always been I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend Then today i started loving you again. What a fool i was to think i could get by With only these few million tears i’ve cried I should have […]

 

Merle Haggard – I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink

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Could be holding you tonight Could quit doing wrong,start doing right You don’t care about what i think I think i’ll just stay here and drink, Hey, putting you down won’t square the deal A least you’ll know the way i feel Hey, take all the money in the bank I think i’ll just stay […]

 

Merle Haggard – Silver Wings

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Silver wings shinning in the sunlight Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight Their taking you away, leaving me lonley Silver wings slowly fading out of sight. Don’t leave me i cry Don’t take that airplane ride But you locked me out of your mind Left me standing here behind. Silver wings shining in the sunlight […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]