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Merle Haggard

(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers (2 versions)
(Think About a) Lullaby (3 versions)
A Friend in California (3 versions)
Always Late (with Your Kisses) (2 versions)
Always Wanting You
Am I Standing in Your Way (2 versions)
Back to the Barrooms (3 versions)
Back to the Barrooms Again
Because You Can'€™t Be Mine
Beer Can Hill (3 versions)
Big Burned Hand (3 versions)
Big City (7 versions)
Branded Man (6 versions)
California Blues (2 versions)
California Cottonfields (4 versions)
Can'€™t Break the Habit
Carolyn (4 versions)
Cherokee Maiden (4 versions)
Chicago Wind (2 versions)
Colorado (5 versions)
Crazy Moon (2 versions)
Daddy Frank (6 versions)
Don'€™t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)
Down at the End of the Road (2 versions)
Everybody'€™s Had The Blues (2 versions)
Folsom Prison Blues
Footlights
From Graceland To The Promised Land (3 versions)
Ghost Story (2 versions)
Goin'€™ Away Party (2 versions)
Good Old American Guest (3 versions)
Goodbye Lefty (3 versions)
Got Lonely Too Early This Morning
Haggard (Like I'€™ve Never Been Before) (2 versions)
Heaven Was a Drink of Wine (2 versions)
High on a Hilltop (3 versions)
Hobo'€™s Meditation
Holding Things Together (7 versions)
Home Is Where a Kid Grows Up
Honky Tonk Man
Honky Tonk Night Time Man (2 versions)
How Did You Find Me Here (3 versions)
Hungry Eyes (8 versions)
Huntsville (2 versions)
I Always Get Lucky With You (2 versions)
I Am What I Am (2 versions)
I Can'€™t Hold Myself in Line (2 versions)
I Could Have Gone Right (2 versions)
I Don'€™t Want to Sober Up Tonight (6 versions)
I Had a Beautiful Time
I Just Want to Look at You One More Time
I Never Go Around Mirrors
I Still Can'€™t Say Goodbye
I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am (2 versions)
I Think I'€™ll Just Stay Here and Drink (4 versions)
I Won'€™t Give Up My Train (3 versions)
I'€™ll Always Know (4 versions)
I'€™ll Look Over You (3 versions)
I'€™ll Sign My Heart Away
I'€™m A Lonesome Fugitive (2 versions)
I'€™m a White Boy
I'€™m Always On A Mountain When I Fall (2 versions)
I'€™m an Old, Old Man (2 versions)
I'€™m Bringin Home Good News
I'€™m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can
I'€™ve Seen It Go Away (2 versions)
If I Could Only Fly (4 versions)
If It'€™s Wrong to Love You (2 versions)
If We Make It Through December (7 versions)
If We'€™re Not Back In Love By Monday (5 versions)
If You'€™ve Got Time (To Say Goodbye) (2 versions)
In My Next Life (4 versions)
In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
Irma Jackson (2 versions)
Is This the Beginning of the End (2 versions)
It Makes No Difference Now
It'€™s Been A Great Afternoon (3 versions)
It'€™s Not Love (But It'€™s Not Bad)
Just Between the Two of Us (3 versions)
Kern River (5 versions)
Leavin'€™s Not the Only Way to Go (3 versions)
Leonard (4 versions)
Listening (To the Wind) (2 versions)
Love and Honor (2 versions)
Love Me When You Can (2 versions)
Make-Up and Faded Blue Jeans (2 versions)
Mama Tried (11 versions)
Man From Another Time (4 versions)
Misery and Gin (6 versions)
Miss the Mississippi and You
More Than My Old Guitar (2 versions)
Mother, the Queen of My Heart (2 versions)
My Favorite Memory (5 versions)
My Love for You (2 versions)
My Own Kind Of Hat (4 versions)
My Past Is Present (2 versions)
My Ramona (2 versions)
Natural High (4 versions)
No Reason to Quit (2 versions)
Oil Tanker Train
Okie From Muskogee (7 versions)
Old Flames Can'€™t Hold a Candle to You (2 versions)
Old Man From The Mountain (3 versions)
One Sweet Hello (2 versions)
Out Among the Stars (2 versions)
Pretty When It'€™s New (3 versions)
Rainbow Stew (6 versions)
Ramblin'€™ Fever (4 versions)
Reasons to Quit (2 versions)
Red Bandana (6 versions)
Ridin'€™ High (2 versions)
Runaway Mama (2 versions)
Sam Hill (2 versions)
Seeing Eye Dog (2 versions)
Set Me Free (7 versions)
Silver Wings (14 versions)
Sing A Sad Song (2 versions)
Sing Me Back Home (7 versions)
So Much for Me, So Much for You (2 versions)
Some of Us Fly (3 versions)
Someday We'€™ll Look Back (2 versions)
Sometimes I Dream (2 versions)
Somewhere Between (3 versions)
Somewhere on Skid Row (2 versions)
Stop the World and Let Me Off (3 versions)
Sweethearts or Strangers (2 versions)
Swingin'€™ Doors (3 versions)
Swinging Doors (6 versions)
Teach Me to Forget (2 versions)
That'€™s the News
The Downside (2 versions)
The Farmer'€™s Daughter
The Fightin'€™ Side Of Me
The Longer You Wait (2 versions)
The Only Trouble With Me (2 versions)
The Sunny Side of My Life (2 versions)
The Way I Am (5 versions)
The Wild Side of Life
There'€™s Somebody Else on Your Mind (3 versions)
They'€™re Tearin'€™ the Labor Camps Down (3 versions)
Things Aren'€™t Funny Anymore (2 versions)
Thirty Again (2 versions)
This Song Is Mine (2 versions)
This Town'€™s Not Big Enough (3 versions)
Too Many Bridges to Cross Over (2 versions)
Train of Life (2 versions)
Tulare Dust (2 versions)
Turn to Me
Turnin'€™ Off a Memory (2 versions)
Uncle Lem
Under the Bridge (4 versions)
Upward Over the Mountain
Valentine (6 versions)
Wake Up (3 versions)
We Never Touch at All (3 versions)
What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana (3 versions)
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again (2 versions)
Where Does the Good Times Go (2 versions)
Wine Take Me Away (3 versions)
Wishing All These Old Things Were New (2 versions)
Workin'€™ Man Blues
Working Man Blues (7 versions)
You Don'€™t Have Very Far to Go
You Don'€™t Love Me Anymore (3 versions)
You'€™ll Never Love Me Now


Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

Haggard’s childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was incarcerated several times in his youth. He managed to turn his life around and launch a successful country music career, gaining popularity with his songs about the working class that occasionally contained themes contrary to the prevailing anti-Vietnam War sentiment of much popular music of the time. Between the 1960s and the 1980s, he had 38 number-one hits on the US country charts, several of which also made the Billboard all-genre singles chart. Haggard continued to release successful albums into the 2000s.

He received many honors and awards for his music, including a Kennedy Center Honor (2010), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), a BMI Icon Award (2006), and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (1997). He died on April 6, 2016 — his 79th birthday — at his ranch in Northern California, having recently suffered from double pneumonia.

Haggard’s last recording, a song called "Kern River Blues," described his departure from Bakersfield in the late 1970s and his displeasure with politicians. The song was recorded February 9, 2016, and features his son Ben on guitar. This record was released on May 12, 2016.