Thursday, April 7, 2016

Can't believe it

I can't believe Merle Haggard passed away today...actually, it was yesterday.  It is past midnight as I type this.  I just have to put a few of my favorite songs from his early years here.



I'm A Lonesome Fugitive was the first song of his that I loved.  I was around 10 or 11....at the time.  I liked the regular 'rock' or pop songs then, but I LOVED Merle's songs.



There was Pride in What I Am...also on that album was also one of my very favorites of his:



I don't think it was ever a hit, but I still love it as much today as I did back then.

Just a couple more....




I have to include Pancho and Lefty....Merle and Willie.  I have never been a great fan of Willie but I do love this one! 



   

14 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Videos fantásticos.
Gostei bastante.
Um abraço e boa Quinta-Feira.

Mildred said...

I enjoyed the videos. Mother and I enjoyed listening to him.

Tom said...

...but he left all his music

Sandra said...

back in the early 70's I saw him in downtown Savannah, he had a free concert and I was standing about 20 feet from him while he sange. he had a belt buckle that had to be 5 inches or bigger. i like his music to

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Ironically, after recently watching a tribute to Merle, I have been playing a collection of his songs from you tube. Never really sought his music out before that but like his voice and the band.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Rose I too loved Merle. I thought he should marry me and I could keep him out of trouble. He never even asked. How sad. what a great voice and he made his songs alive. You felt the sorrow in his voice. I couldn't ever pick a favorite. I liked "If we make it through December" and "I'll never swim Kern River again" and all the real popular ones too. What a songwriter he was. as Tom said. he left his music. I used to sit at the kitchen table and put his records on my little portable record player and listen to him sing and look into his dreamy eyes. He sure was goodlooking when he was younger.
MB

Cloudia said...

Yes, i've been singing Rainbow Stew and Mama Tried all day! Thanks for sharing these lesser famous gems!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I always liked to listen to Merle Haggard. They just don't make 'em like they used to, imo. I enjoy all the older country singers more than the ones I hear today...with a few exceptions.

pattisjarrett said...

Definitely a legend whose music will live on. The song that comes to mind for me is "Mama Tried."

LV said...

Another one from the older generation gone. I like the older ones better than these young folks. Have a hard time understanding them.

Judy said...

I know it's hard to believe that he is gone. He's one of my favorite singers.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We listen to his CDs all the time while driving to Ft. Wayne. He is and always will be one of Terry's very favorites.

Lynn Hasty said...

Only one Merle Haggard. That's for sure. Someone came into the shop the other day and said he spent some time growing up in a converted boxcar. Have not checked into that but since my store is in a caboose it was an interesting topic to talk about.
xo
Lynn

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Neither can I believe it :(

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