Merle Haggard. Outlaw Country By Taylor Rasmussen. I’ve never been a guy that can do what people told me. It’s always been my nature to fight the system. -Merle Haggard. Biography. 4/6/1937 - California In and out of detention centers Spent time in San Quentin (2/21/58)
By Taylor Rasmussen
Jimmie Rodgers, Left Frizzell
Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings
Songs about drinking, drugs, hard work.
More Rock and Roll/Rugged
Mama Tried It’s always been my nature to fight the system.
Workin’ Man Blues
Work song – blues influence
Strike of hammer
Upbeat but simple
Blues guitar/steel guitar