The last new original recording by the late Merle Ronald Haggard, Kern County Blues, tells the story of the climate changer in Bakersfield, California and the impact it had on the Hag’s country-music recording career.
There are the lyrics to go along with the Poet of the Common Man’s heartwarming country/blues anthem set on California’s Kern River.
If the Hag were to prepare slow-cooked Rainbow Stew in his kitchen during much of his recording career since leaving Capitol Records owner Universal Music for Sony Music Nashville, then Kern River Blues may be for Haggard fans.
The final lyric in the Hag’s final country-music track is:
“Well, I’ve gotta leave this city/Kiss an old boxcar goodbye.”