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!