Thursday, April 06, 2017

KERN RIVER BLUES

Merle Haggard passed away one year ago today. This would have been his 80th birthday. He recorded one final song in February of last year, a seeming reflection on his impending leave taking; it’s moving and on point. “There used to be a river here, running deep and wide. . . .”


Merle Haggard • Kern River Blues • 2016

Get it: Kern River Blues - Single

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  1. Very moving indeed. Did Merle write this one himself?

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    1. Very moving indeed, and even with shot lungs Hag could still put the feeling in a song across. Credited to him on the mp3 (that's the only song that's been released from whatever might be on that final session and only as a download at this point).

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