My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Classic Rewind: Merle Haggard – ‘Okie From Muskogee’

One response to “Classic Rewind: Merle Haggard – ‘Okie From Muskogee’

  1. luckyoldsun October 15, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Merle’s relationship with this song is complex. He’s had to sing it in every single concert for the past 40 years. I think it started out serious, but over the years it’s become something of a spoof. I’ve seen him do it in concert and a long-haired, shaggy member of his band joins him precisely for the “We don’t let our hair grow long and shaggy lyric.”

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