STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD,
           A BUCK OWENS STORY...
"STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD"
WAS WRITTEN BY HOMER JOY IN 1972. 
BUCK OWENS AND HIS BUCKAROOS RECORDED IT IN 1973.

BUCK OWENS AND DWIGHT YOAKAM CAME OUT WITH A NEWER VERSION IN 1988.

DON'T MISS "TOGETHER AGAIN", ABOUT THE LOSS OF BUCK OWENS'S DEAR FRIEND. 
IT IS IN THE NEXT SECTION.

ALSO SEE, "TURN IT ON, TURN IT UP, TURN ME LOOSE" SUNG BY DWIGHT YOAKAM. 
IT IS IN THE NEXT SECTION.
  ALVIS EDGAR OWENS WAS BORN NEAR SHERMAN, TEXAS ON AUGUST 12, 1929.  HE WAS PLAYING A GUITAR AND SINGING BEFORE HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

HE WROTE AND RECORDED SEVENTEEN HITS.
ONE OF HIS BIGGEST HITS WAS
"WE'RE TOGETHER AGAIN."

BUCK OWENS NEVER WAS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY.  HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
HE SURVIVED AND BEAT THROAT CANCER IN 1993.  THREE YEARS LATER, HE WAS VOTED IN TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME.

BUCK OWENS DIED IN HIS HOME ON MARCH 25, 2006.
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
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DLS   5-13-01
I came here looking for something,
I couldn't find it anywhere else.
Hey, I'm not trying to be nobody,
I just want a chance to be myself.
I've spent a thousand miles of thumbin',
Yes, I've worn blisters on my heels.
Trying to find me something better,
here on the Streets Of Bakersfield.

You don't know me, but you don't like me.
You say you care less how I feel.
But how many of you that sit and judge me,
have walked the Streets Of Bakersfield?

Spent some time in San Francisco.
I spent a night there in the can.
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell.
I took fifteen dollars from that man.
I left him my watch and my old house key;
don't want no folks thinkin' that I'd steal.
Then I thanked him as I was leaving,
and I headed out for Bakersfield.
You don't know me, but you don't like me.
You say you care less how I feel.
But, how many of you that sit and judge me,
have walked the Streets Of Bakersfield?

How many of you that sit and judge me,
have walked the Streets Of Bakersfield?
You don't know me, but you don't like me.
You say you care less how I feel.
But how many of you that sit and judge me,
have walked the Streets Of Bakersfield?