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Merle Haggard Sings with 19 year old Mary Sarah for Debut Album (VIDEO)

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'Anomaly' is the only word that comes to mind when describing country newcomer Mary Sarah. It's rare that at 18 years old, in 2014, a female vocalist can debut a strictly traditional country music album. In addition, one that feature duets with legends such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and Merle Haggard to name a few.

Merle Haggard selected his hit "The Fightin' Side of Me" to record for his and Mary Sarah's duet. This is a difficult song to sing, and Mary keeps right up with Merle; in fact their voices are haunting and complimentary to one another.

"It’s about the legends and bringing this to a newer generation," Mary remarked on her desire to use the album to expose young people to traditional country music.

Bridges is extraordinary, and the Merle tracks are some of the most memorable from the album.

++++++++++++++ LYRICS BELOW ++++++++++++++
I hear people talkin' bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
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