Merle Haggard

Thanks for the couple of Merle Haggard music links, up above.

Never a big fan, but I remember the summer that they played "Okie from Muskogee" over and over - got real sick of that joke song. I can take it a little better nowadays. Mixed emotions. Always liked the line about flying Old Glory down at the courthouse.

I always thought Merle was a native Okie, but Wikipedia says he was born in a boxcar in California - from parents who were Okies who fled to Calif after their barn burned in '34.