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  1. Sharamar Reply
    Jul 13,  · As the song “Okie From Muskogee” shot up the charts, the 20 tracks of the live album album Okie From Muskogee were rushed to press to take advantage of the surge in interest, and the album was in stores by December. Okie From Muskogee would go on to become the #1 album in country, and win both the ACM and CMA Album of the Year.
  2. Vumi Reply
    Read and write album reviews for Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard & the Strangers, Merle Haggard on AllMusic.
  3. Vudotaxe Reply
    When Times Were Good. Not Available 3: Today I Started Loving' You Again. Today I Started Loving' You Again Great selection and has my all time favorite track Okie from Muskogee,good value and quick service. Read more. Helpful. Even though dont care much for live recordings. this doesnt detract from great cd. love merle haggard. Read /5(8).
  4. Tosar Reply
    Haggard's parents were Flossie Mae Haggard (née Harp) and James Francis Haggard. The family moved to California from their home in Checotah, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression, after their barn burned in They settled with their two elder children, Lowell and Lillian, in an apartment in Bakersfield, while James started working for the Santa Fe Railroad.
  5. Jusho Reply
    Haggard and his band started writing this song when their tour bus passed through Muskogee, Oklahoma. It started out as a joke making fun of small town rural folks, but took on new meaning when people took it seriously; the song was a #1 Country hit for four weeks, and it quickly became clear that many listeners really did despise the liberal, elite hippies in San Francisco and heard the song.
  6. Zulukora Reply
    Features Song Lyrics for Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee (Live) album. Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews.
  7. Mikagrel Reply
    And I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee, A place where even squares can have a ball. And we still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, And white lightning's still the biggest thrill of all. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
  8. Tolrajas Reply
    Nov 21,  · Possibly the only things Merle Haggard had in common with the narrator of “Okie from Muskogee” were patriotism and a genuine dislike of hippies. In May of , calling hippies “barefooted bums,” he says he doesn’t understand where they came from and, “I don’t like their views on life, their filth, their visible self-disrespect.