A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today (And Neither Can Working Women)

This is one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs of all time:

I have always thought that a female country singer would have a huge hit with this if the words were changed to “A Workin’ Gal Can’t Get Nowhere Today”, coupled with a video showing waitresses, convenience store clerks, retail workers at Wal-Mart… and I’ll bet Merle, who was a big Hillary Clinton supporter, would be glad to license his song to some union or another.

(by the way, that’s Terry Clark on the fiddle, the one with the giant pompadour. he’s a GREAT fiddle player, a true legend).