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The perfect country and western song title – Part 1


January 12, 2018

Recently, I was looking on the internet at some music websites when I came across the title of a country song that made me take notice.

My immediate thought was that it might be the best title for a country (sometimes referred to as “country and western”) song that any songwriter has ever created.

A second immediate thought I had was about the tune “You Never Even Called Me by My Name” – a 1975 hit for David Allen Coe.

Steve Goodman wrote that song and one of the jokes in it is that Goodman broaches the idea that it just might be the “perfect country and western song.”

But Coe...

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