Merle Haggard

Workin' Man Blues

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This cut-price best-of contains some of Merle Haggard's best known drinking songs, like "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," "Misery and Gin," and "The Bottle Let Me Down," all performed in impeccable Bakersfield style. Haggard's working-class outlaw persona is also very much in evidence on songs like "Holdin' Things Together" and the title track, while his undeniably sensitive side is represented by the moving "Turnin' off a Memory."

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