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Songfacts says: "Working Man Blues" is about as obviously aimed as you can get, at the core audience of his fans, being blue-collar workers. Even at that, Haggard poses for the cover of the single in full business suit, tie, watch, and all. It's sort of a cool solidarity with the audience, and a sympathetic bit of self-deprecating humor - "Don't I look ridiculous like this?" The suit even seems to be tailored in a just-this-side-of-dandy fashion, just to make… read more

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It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife
I been a workin' man dang near all my life
I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to…

Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues Lyrics


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