Merle Haggard

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Merle Haggard

Postby Shorty » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:16 pm

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Re: Merle Haggard

Postby Donald » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:08 pm

I hated Merle Haggard when all I knew about him was his jingoistic political songs. But he wrote some really great love songs. And the most devastating song about being in prison is "Mama Tried."

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Re: Merle Haggard

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:54 pm

He might not have smoked marijuana in Muskogee, but he certainly did when on the road.

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Re: Merle Haggard

Postby PaleoLiberal » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:50 am

My grandmother was born in Muskogee, IT and grew up in Muskogee, OK. She got a kick out of "Okie from Muskogee".

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Re: Merle Haggard

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:48 am

IT as in Indian Territory?

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Re: Merle Haggard

Postby PaleoLiberal » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:47 am

Yup.
She was Cherokee but born in the Creek Nation. That caused lots of problems with the BIA in later years. Finally she found a BIA agent who was a cousin of her cousin and things got better.

No Indian is ever surprised to hear stories of stupidity in the BIA. Everyone has stories to tell of their own.


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