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Okie From Muskogee

Composer: Merle Haggard / Roy Burris

Grateful Dead

No Grateful Dead recordings.

Others

no info Single, Merle Haggard, 1969
info Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard, 1969
no info Best of Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard, 1969
info Jim Kweskin's America, Jim Kweskin, 1971
no info Play the Hits. The Buckaroos, 1971
info The Best Of The Best, Merle Haggard, 1972
no info I Love Dixie Blues...So I Recorded Live in New Orleans, Merle Haggard, 1973
info Songs I'll Always Sing, Merle Haggard, 1976
no info Country Music Classics, Vol. 3, 1965:70), Various Artists, 1984
no info Beach Boys - An American Band - Soundtrack, Beach Boys, 1985
no info Platoon, & Songs from the Era) Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1986
info Capitol Collectors Series, Merle Haggard, 1990
no info Great Records of the Decade: 60's Hits Country, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Merle Haggard), 1990
no info 200 Years - American Heritage in Song, Various Artists, 1991
info Country Pride, Merle Haggard, 1992
no info Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard, 1992
no info Live at the Philharmonic, Kris Kristofferson, 1992
no info Hits, Merle Haggard, 1994
no info Super Hits, Vol. 2, Merle Haggard, 1994
no info Merle Haggard- Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Merle Haggard, 1994
no info Tales from the Rhino 2 - Various Artists (The Bakersfield Boogie Boys), 1995
no info Greatest Hits, Merle Haggard, 1995
info 20 Hits Special Collection, Vol. 1, Merle Haggard, 1995
no info Only Country 1965:1969, Various Artists, 1995
info The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (1963-1977), Merle Haggard, 1995
no info 24 Greatest Hits, Merle Haggard, 1995
no info One and Only, Merle Haggard, 1996
no info Country Classics, Various Artists, 1996
no info Country Classics, Vol. 2, Merle Haggard, 1996
no info Vintage Collection Series, Merle Haggard, 1996
no info Best of the Best of Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard, 1996
info Down Every Road, Merle Haggard, 1996
no info My Best, Merle Haggard, 1997
no info Academy of Country Musics, Vol. 10: Country Roads, Various Artists, 1997
no info Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard, 1997
no info Hank Wilson, Vol. 3 - Legend in My Time, Leon Russell, 1998
no info Hats Off- A Tribute to Merle Haggard, Various Artists, 1998
no info 16 Biggest Hits, Merle Haggard, 1998
no info This Is Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard, 1998
info For the Record: 43 Legendary Hits, Merle Haggard, 1999
no info I'm A One Woman Man, George Jones, 19??
no info Branded Man/I Threw Away the Rose, Merle Haggard, 19??
no info 100 Country Greats, Various Artists (Merle Haggard), 2000
info 20 Greatest Hits, Merle Haggard, 2002
info 20 Country Number Ones, Merle Haggard, 2002
info 40 #1 Hits, Merle Haggard, 2004
info Garden Of Joy / Jim Kweskin's America, Jim Kweskin, 2005
info Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard, Merle Haggard, 2006
info Definitive Collection, Merle Haggard, 2007
info Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976, Merle Haggard, 2007
no info Live in Scandinavia, Buck Owens, 2007
info Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976: Concepts, Live & the Strangers, Merle Haggard, 2008
info...Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008, Various Artists (Merle Haggard), 2010

Notes

Performed only once, with members of the Beach Boys, on 27th April 1971.

A song that started as a joke after Haggard and his band the Strangers saw a sign for Muskogee whilst on tour. One of the Strangers said that the people of Muskogee probably didn't smoke marijuana, and Haggard and the Strangers drummer, Roy Burris, started messing with the line. According to Haggard "It started as a joke but it only took three seconds before we realized the importance of it." It then took about 20 minute to finish. Haggard's version was number one in the country charts in November 1969.

The Youngbloods recorded an answer song in 1970 called Hippie From Olema.