Wednesday, February 6, 2013

You Never Even Call Me By My Name

David Allen Coe,  Steve Goodman, and John Prine came up with the perfect country and western song, partly because they mentioned mama, trains, trucks, prison, and getting drunk.

I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison.
I went down to the station in the rain.
Before I could get there in my pickup truck,
She got run over by a damned old train.

A great recording artist, country music outlaws' outlaw, David Allen Coe was never better.  His vocals sometimes sweeter, his manner more controversial, but never better.

You don’t have to call me darlin’, darlin’.
You never even call me by my name.

The poster for David Allen Coe’s appearance in the University of Georgia college town of Athens calls the name of the band opening the show: Cotter Pen.  It ain’t me, babe. 

However, three-quarters of the band Cotter Pen lives in three-quarters of the four rental units I own in Athens.  As to how they decided upon the name for their band and what it means, I will leave to them to explain.

Here is their website, including photos andvideos.  

Daniel, Craig, Sean.  Very cool.  Best of luck.  

1 comment:

Carl Bergman said...

My daughter, Sydney, defines the difference between country music and bluegrass this way:

Country Music: You broke my heart and stole my pickup truck.

Bluegrass: You broke my heart and stole my freight train.

I guess they are both.


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