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Merle Travis

Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the exploitation of coal miners. Some of the songs he wrote or performed include: "Sixteen Tons", "Dark as a Dungeon", "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette"; however, it is his masterful guitar playing that he is best known for today. Read more on

Merle Travis has 2 songs that have been featured in movies like Finding North and The Night Rider. What is your favorite song by Merle Travis?


Songs from Merle Travis

Goodbye My Bluebell
South of the Border (excerpt)

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