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Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson “Okie from Muskogee”

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Two legendary top country singers Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson performed this number 1 hit single “Okie from Muskogee.” Upon release of this song in 1969, it immediately broke in popularity when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart, where it remained for four weeks. This song was written by Merle Haggard and his band’s drummer Roy Edward Burris. Enjoy this beautiful performance!

Okie From Muskogee Lyrics

Merle Haggard & The Strangers

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 courthouse,
And white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all

We don’t make a party out of lovin’;
We like holdin’ hands and pitchin’ woo;
We don’t let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do.

And 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 courthouse,
And white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all.

Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear;
Beads and Roman sandals won’t be seen.
Football’s still the roughest thing on campus,
And the kids here still respect the college dean.

We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Merle Haggard / Roy Burris




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