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  •  Heh. (none)
    That's "You Never Call Me By Name," or some such, isn't it?  But that's the only verse I remember.  It's a whole country song right there.  The first line is gold.

    I think the quintessential country song is "Mama Tried."  And I'm off topic.  Oh well.

    "As scientific knowledge advances, it does not mean that religious knowledge retreats." - horse69 on the bnet recon C&C board

    by lonespark on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 06:18:03 PM PST

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    •  I truncated the story a bit... (none)
      ...and perhaps a bit misleadingly.  The story, supposedly, is that Steve Goodman wrote "You Never Call Me By My Name" and sent it to Coe with the comment that it was "the perfect country song".  Coe commented that it couldn't be, because it didn't mention mama, or prison, or pick-ups, or rain, or gettin' drunk.  So Goodman added the last verse (which I quoted), thus making it the perfect country song.  Songwriting credit is shared, so I'm presuming the story is part of the collaborative songwriting process.

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