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Merle Haggard - I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am (LIVE) (VIDEO)

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Merle haggard Songs | Merle Haggard - I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am (LIVE) (VIDEO) | Country Music Videos
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"I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" was the only single released off of Merle's 1968 album titled Pride In What I Am. It reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #1 on Canadian RPM Country Tracks

This song tells the story of a lone man that, even though he's always on the road and doesn't have much to his name, takes pride in what and who he is.

Merle always sings his songs proudly and with meaning, especially during this classic performance. Check out this great one by Merle!

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Things I learned in hobo jungle
Were things they never taught me in a class room
Like where to find a hand out
While bummin' through Chicago in the afternoon

Hey, I'm not braggin' or complainin'
I'm just talkin' to myself man to man
This ol' mental fat I'm chewin' didn't take a lotta doin'
But I take a lot of pride in what I am

I guess I grew up a loner
I don't remember ever havin' any folks around
But I keep thumbin' through the phonebooks
And looking for my daddy's name in every town

And I meet lots of friendly people
But I'll always wind up leavin' on the lam
Hey, where I've been or where I'm goin'
Didn't take a lotta knowin'

But I take a lot of pride in what I am
I never travel in a hurry
Because I got nobody waitin' for me anywhere
Home is anywhere I'm livin'

If it's sleepin' on some vacant bench in City Square
Or if I'm workin' on some road gang
Or just livin' off the fat of our great land
I never been nobody's idol but at least I got a title

And I take a lot of pride in what I am
I never been nobody's idol
I take a lot of pride in what I am
I take a lot of pride in what I am

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