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Okie from Muskogee
Merle Haggard Lyrics

Well, me and Roy Nichols and couple other fellows in the band
We got to talking it over and thought we'd take off a little time if we can

I don't mean to say I'm quitting, I'm just tired of making love to a telephone
I'm coming home if I can find me a flight this morning, man
The Okie from Muskogee is coming home

Play it, Ken

It has been twenty years of traveling
Twenty years of living out on the road
Learning these chords and learning these songs
Paying up all these dues they said I owe

And I may always be a rambler never lose the urge to roam
I'm coming home if I can find me a flight this morning, man
The Okie from Muskogee is coming home

Count it up, Marc

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Shane Basden

Now he, Waylon, and Johnny can sing together in heaven. RIP Merle

Jason Spaulding

They already did here on earth. It was much nicer.


Waylon ,merle,Hank , George johnny

Avocado 776 593

Don’t forget kris

Jackbob99 Morgan

Waylon hated Merle.

Nasiah R

@VinylRecords wonder what those good ol Saints would think of today’s music.

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My cousin's band opened for Merle long ago in the 70s. He said they partied in Merle's hotel room after the show and Merle told him how Okie' was written. They were in the tour bus, totally stoned and as they saw the Muskogee sign one the highway the bass player said, "I bet they don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee". and that led to the first line of this great song.

Lewis Kazinsky

@Ethan Grant Not really a comparison. As far as I can tell, Kris is pretty much out of the game due to Lyme disease. Willie is still recording and touring.


Dude The Song Was Out In 1969

John Klaas

Let's acknowledge the game and not the hypocrites, let's acknowledge the players and not the field or the town that they come from.

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