“You Never Even Called Me by My Name”

Darrell VanDeusen
Darrell VanDeusen
It is said that a good country song must include lyrics about heartbreak, mothers, prison, trains, rain, guns, Jesus, getting drunk, and pick-up trucks.  Did you know there’s actually a song about that?  “You Never Even Called Me by My Name” (sung by David Allen Coe on his 1975 album Once Upon a Rhyme) was written by Steve Goodman and John Prine, two of my favorite songwriters.  It was a Top Ten Billboard Country hit. Goodman put the song...
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