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Thread #56323 Message #881689
Posted By: beadie
03-Feb-03 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Worst Country Western Title
Subject: RE: BS: Worst Country Western Title
(Please excuse the "premature nocturnal submission" above.
Although the title's not so bad, I nominate "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" (The World's Most Perfect Country Music Song) written by Steve Goodman (RIP) for David Allen Coe.
The last verse combines almost all of the tried and true cliches that have made country music so great.
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I was drunk the day my Mama got out of prison
When I drove to pick her up in the rain
But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by the damned ol' train
And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
I never minded standing in the rain
You don't have to call me darling, darling
You never even called me by my name