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Okie From Muskogee
Words and Music by Merle Haggard and Roy Edward Burris - 1969
No. 1 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles Chart for four weeks in1969
 Verse:
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 Chorus:
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8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verses:
We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee,
And we don't take our trips on L. S. D.
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street,
But we like living right and being free.
 
We don't make a party out of loving,
But we like holding hands and pitching woo.
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies in San Francisco do.
 
Chorus:
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,
White lightning's still the biggest thrill of all.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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