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Okie From Muskogee
lyrics and chords

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Okie From Muskogee lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a classic by Merle Haggard. If you would like to learn to play this song, these lyrics with chords will help you.


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Okie From Muskogee
recorded by Merle Haggard
written by Roy Burris and Merle Haggard

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 living right and being free
We don't make a party out of loving
We like holding hands and pitching woo
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do
And 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 lightning'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
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And white lightning's still the biggest thrill of all
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There were cheers and jeers when Merle Haggard released this song back in 1969. The cowboys loved it and those that wore sandals and beads didn't like it at all. It has a great melody with simple chords, you won't have any problems if you want to learn to play and sing this classic. Print Okie From Muskogee lyrics and chords, practice and have a good time with this one.