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Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:44 am

Merle Haggard said this song started as a joke. And while it's tone is humorous, it has a clear message of 'them and us'.

This is a great version of a great song.

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Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:23 am

He was/is a very complex person and artist. Ever hear his version of Guthrie's "Jesus Christ"? There was a lot more to Merle.

Okie is still a cute song, tho!

rjm

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Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:44 pm

Haggard has so many better songs than this one.
I used to like it but now I can't stand it anymore.
Still confused whether he was serious about this or not.

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:22 pm

mike edwards66
it has a clear message of 'them and us'.




Just curious - Who is the "them" and who are the "us"?




RKS

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:52 am

RKSNASHVILLE wrote:
mike edwards66
it has a clear message of 'them and us'.




Just curious - Who is the "them" and who are the "us"?



Well the lyric makes it pretty clear. But just in case, 'us' are the guys wearing the leather boots for manly footwear.

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:28 am

mike edwards66 wrote:
RKSNASHVILLE wrote:
mike edwards66
it has a clear message of 'them and us'.




Just curious - Who is the "them" and who are the "us"?



Well the lyric makes it pretty clear. But just in case, 'us' are the guys wearing the leather boots for manly footwear.


And those for whom White Lighting's still the greatest thrill of all.

And, without a doubt, it is. LOL!

rjm

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Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:29 am

Nah, gimme "Branded Man", "I Threw Away The Rose" or "Sing Me Back Home" ANYTIME over this. Just to name but a few.

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:44 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Nah, gimme "Branded Man", "I Threw Away The Rose" or "Sing Me Back Home" ANYTIME over this. Just to name but a few.


There are loads of great Merle Haggard songs. I'm partial to 'I Wonder if they ever think of me' 'Silver Wings' and 'Sing me back home' to name but three.

'Okie from Muskogee' is one of his best.

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:56 pm

mike edwards66 wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:Nah, gimme "Branded Man", "I Threw Away The Rose" or "Sing Me Back Home" ANYTIME over this. Just to name but a few.


There are loads of great Merle Haggard songs. I'm partial to 'I Wonder if they ever think of me' 'Silver Wings' and 'Sing me back home' to name but three.

'Okie from Muskogee' is one of his best.

Oh yeah, I forgot about "Silver Wings". Beautiful music.

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:48 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Nah, gimme "Branded Man", "I Threw Away The Rose" or "Sing Me Back Home" ANYTIME over this. Just to name but a few.

When was the last time you listened to "What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana?"

It always brings on the chills.

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Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:49 pm

Rob wrote:
luckyjackson1 wrote:Nah, gimme "Branded Man", "I Threw Away The Rose" or "Sing Me Back Home" ANYTIME over this. Just to name but a few.

When was the last time you listened to "What Have You Got Planned Tonight, Diana?"

It always brings on the chills.

It does! I discovered this Dave Kirby song last year through Johnny Cash's version on his "Look At Them Beans" album. Such a wonderful song. Reminds me in parts of Merle's classic "Natural High". *sigh*

Unbelievable, I own the second Merle Haggard Box Set from Bear Family for six years now and still didn't manage to listen to the whole thing (shortly after I purchased it I met my ex-wife) and now discovered the song is featured there... :roll:

I have waaaaaay too many stuff...

Re: Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear

Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:49 pm

I just realized Bear Family released a new Haggard box set, covering the time span 1976-1981... :cry: