The Border Collie Chronicles

Observations from (arguably) the World's Smartest Dogs;
(but, without question, the bestest friends!)
or, Life As We Understand It, as told from dad's shop.


 Posted September 1, 2016

 

My Own Kind Of Hat

… thanks to Mr. Haggard

 

We lost Mr. Haggard back on April 6th of this year.  Dad had a young co-worker that commented on it and she asked dad if he liked Merle’s music … dad chuckled and told her a few Merle stories.  That evening he sent her a handful of YouTube links of some of the songs and interviews that she was probably unaware of … along with the link[i] to this song (it’s one of dad’s favorite Merle songs!).

 

 

Cowboys and outlaws, right guys and southpaws,
Good dogs and all kinds of cats.
Dirt roads and white lines and all kinds of stop signs,
But I stand right here where I'm at,
'Cause I wear My Own Kind Of Hat.

 

There's two kind of lovers and two kind of brothers,
And two kind of babies to hold.
There's two kind of cherries and two kind of fairies,
And two kind of mothers I'm told, and told

 

Cowboys and outlaws, right guys and southpaws,
Good dogs and all kinds of cats.
Dirt roads and white lines and all kinds of stop signs,
But I stand right here where I'm at,
'Cause I wear My Own Kind Of Hat.

 

There's two kind of brothers and two kind of lovers,
And two kind of babies to hold.
There's two kind of cherries and two kind of fairies,
And two kind of mothers I'm told, and told

 

Cowboys and outlaws, right guys and southpaws,
Good dogs and all kinds of cats.
Dirt roads and white lines and all kinds of stop signs,
But I stand right here where I'm at,
'Cause I wear My Own Kind Of Hat.

 

 

Rest In Peace, Mr. Haggard!  You will be missed!

 

 

 

 

Some Merle’isms that we ran across:

 

Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good.

Merle Haggard

 

 

It makes my wife mad, you know, she wants me to stay home all the time.  But it’s what I've done all my life and I think when I quit doing it I'll probably go away pretty quick.

Merle Haggard

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I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything.  Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music.

Merle Haggard

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If I hear another line dance song I think I'm going to puke.

Merle Haggard

 

 

My second wife Bonnie Owens and I worked together after we divorced for a period of maybe 20 years.  And I managed to stay friends with another wife.  And then there's one that I don't mess with.  Everybody's got one of those.

Merle Haggard
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We are under [government's] control, and if people don't realize that, they haven't looked around.  And if they're not paranoid, they haven't thought about it.

Merle Haggard

 

 

Heaven knows that alcohol is the worst thing in the world, but it's debatable whether cocaine is worse than caffeine or whether it's the same thing and they just changed the name.

Merle Haggard

 

 

Willie Nelson's the one who told me the reason it costs so much to get divorced is because it's worth it.

Merle Haggard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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