I realize now that this story was a major influence on the merle Zane character in the Niceville series.
Cooper was a minor actor who initially wanted to do the life story of merle Haggard.
You hear it in Hank Williams Sr., merle Haggard, early Dolly Parton, and you hear it in George Jones.
Ultimately, that included Andrea, Milton, merle, and all but one of the adult, able-bodied residents of Woodbury.
Then I hear the Drifters singing “White Christmas,” or merle Haggard doing “If We Make It Through December.”
No, I think not, thoughtfully merle raises a dusky purple grape to her crimson lips.
merle Uthoug has come back from the mountains—engaged to be married.
And merle went about trying to make believe that Louise was only going on a short visit, and would soon be coming back.
One day he was sitting in the hotel, reading, when merle came in.
merle stood over against the table, and as he spoke one of his hands picked up the nearest weapon.
"blackbird," late 15c., from Old French merle "blackbird" (12c.), from Latin merulus "blackbird," from PIE *ams- "black, blackbird" (cf. Old English osle "blackbird;" see ouzel). The word owes its survival in modern times to its use by Scottish poets. The Latin word shows effects of rhotacism. It also is the source of Provençal and Spanish merla, Portuguese merlo, and Italian merla. Borrowed from French are Middle Dutch and German merle, Dutch meerle.