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Merle Travis - Quotes

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I have known the fruits of strikes. The bitter and the sweet. Hunger and music.

I have known the fruits of strikes. The bitter and the sweet. Hunger and music.

My father and brothers were coal miners. ---->>>

The saddest songs are written when a person is happy.

The saddest songs are written when a person is happy.

Who deserves more credit than the wife of a coal miner? Mother was one. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-29, 1917
Birthplace:
Die: 10-20, 1983
Occupation: Musician
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Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His song's lyrics often discussed both the lives and the economic exploitation of American coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons," "Re-Enlistment Blues," "I am a Pilgrim," and "Dark as a Dungeon (wikipedia)