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Merle Haggard: The Running Kind

David Cantwell
Format
Book
Published
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
American music series
American music series (Austin, Tex.)
ISBN
9780292717718, 0292717717
Contents
  • Introduction : "Silver wings, " Kansas City, Missouri, September 14, 2001
  • "Hungry eyes, " 1969
  • The roots of his raising
  • "Mama tried, " 1968
  • Toward the bad he kept on turnin'
  • He loves them so : a playlist of early influences
  • "Leonard, " 1981
  • The Bakersfield sound and fury
  • Someone told his story in a song
  • "I started loving you again, " 1968
  • The legend of Bonnie and him
  • "Sing me back home, " 1967
  • He's living in the good old days
  • He likes living right and being free
  • "Irma Jackson, " 1969
  • His fightin' side
  • He'd rather be gone
  • "It's not love (but it's not bad), " 1972
  • He wishes he was Santa Claus
  • He takes a lot of pride in what he is (hint: he's a white boy)
  • "A working man can't get nowhere today, " 1977
  • His country girl with hot pants on
  • He's always on a mountain when he falls
  • "Rainbow stew, " 1981
  • He wishes a buck was still silver (not really) and likes the taste of yesterday's wine (really)
  • "Kern River, " 1985
  • He's going where the lonely go
  • "Me and crippled soldiers, " 1990
  • The hag versus the man in black
  • If he could only fly : Merle Haggard in the twenty-first century
  • Cuba, Missouri, July 15, 2010
  • Selected discography.
Description
ix, 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and discography (pages 275-279).
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