OTB Latenight – Merle Haggard

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  1. Bithead says:

    I was working in Country Radio (990/WNYR) when this one came out. Spun it quite a bit, actually. Never figured we’d have a president who adopts the lyrics as offiical WH policy, though.

  2. Eneils Bailey says:

    I love some of Haggard’s lyrics and song.

    The simple words, that proclaim simple things, are sometimes tougher to digest while throwing down a case of beer than the great literary masters while sipping a glass of wine.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love both, but I seen to be throwing down more beers lately than sipping wine.

  3. Eneils Bailey says:

    “Never figured we’d have a president who adopts the lyrics as offical WH policy, though.”

    You know that has to piss the current-day left off. A country music singer, who spent ten years in prison, wrote a song about them and predicted their current day behavior almost thirty years ago.

    YEE HAW!!!