Merle Travis
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1917-11-29
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Merle Travis Biography (Wikipedia)

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." However, it is his unique guitar style, still called Travis Picking by guitarists, as well as his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, for which he is best known today. "Travis Picking" is a syncopated style of guitar fingerpicking rooted in ragtime music in which alternating chords and bass notes are plucked by the thumb while melodies are simultaneously plucked by the index finger. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977.

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Turn My Picture Upside Down
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Turn My Picture Upside Down
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Sixteen Tons
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Sixteen Tons
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Divorce Me C.O.D.
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Divorce Me C.O.D.
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Sioux City Sue
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Sioux City Sue
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Nine Pound Hammer
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Nine Pound Hammer
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Merle's Boogie Woogie
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Merle's Boogie Woogie
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Done Rovin'
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Done Rovin'
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I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin'
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I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin'
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So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
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So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
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The Waltz You Saved For Me
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The Waltz You Saved For Me
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Kinfolks In Carolina
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Kinfolks In Carolina
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I'll Have Myself a Ball
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I'll Have Myself a Ball
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