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Lyrics To Okie From Muskogee

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Below are the lyrics to Okie From Muskogee. This song was written by Merle Haggard in 1969.  The song sure is a cultural artifact. Though I’m sure someone of a like-mind to Mr. Haggard could update the lyrics for the present day. There is always some “other” group of people to demonize.

I’ve got no problem with the people of Muskogee, but I bet there is plenty of drug use and family strife in that town. I bet that has always been the case.

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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.

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

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.

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 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.

We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

August 3, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | 3 Comments