Okie from Muskogee

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Merle Haggard

Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the … more »

We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee 
We don't take our trips on LSD 
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street 
We like livin' right, and bein' free

We don't make a party out of lovin'
We like holdin' hands and pitchin' woo
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy 
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do

I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all

 Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear
 Beads and Roman sandals won't be seen
Football's still the roughest thing on campus 
And the kids here still respect the college dean

WAnd I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee 
A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse 
And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all

And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

Written by: MERLE HAGGARD, ROY BURRIS, ROY EDWARD BURRIS

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Okie from Muskogee