Merle Haggard's Final Song 'Kern River Blues' Released

05/13/2016
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Merle Haggard

(Radio.com) Merle Haggard's final song, "Kern River Blues" is now available on Haggard's official website and iTunes. The song was recorded on February 9 at Haggard's Hag Studios.

Written by Haggard and featuring his son Ben on electric guitar, "Kern River Blues" is about the country icon's memories of leaving Bakersfield in the late '70s, reads a message on his official Website. Haggard was battle pneumonia when he recorded the song. Haggard died from the condition April 6 at the age of 79.

The lyrics to "Kern River Blues" seem eerily prescient: 'Well, I'm leaving town forever/Kiss an old boxcar goodbye/Well, I'm leaving town forever/Kiss an old boxcar goodbye/I dug my blues down in the river/But the old Kern River is dry," he sings in its final verse. Read more and preview the song here.

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