You Never Even Call Me by My Name

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Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. The writer of "City of New Orleans", made popular by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, Goodman won two Grammy Awards. more »


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1994
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Well it was all that I could do to keep from crying
Sometimes it seems so useless to remain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

You don't have to call me Waylon Jennings
And you don't have to call me Charlie Pride
And you don't have to call me Merle Haggard anymore
Even though you're on my fightin' side

And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standing in the rain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

Well I've heard my name a few times in your phone book
(Hello, Hello.)
And I've seen it on signs where I've played
But the only time I know I'll hear David Allan Coe
Is when Jesus has his final Judgement Day

So, I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standing in the rain
But you don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even called me by my name

Well, a friend of mine named Steve Goodman wrote that song
And he told me it was the perfect country and western song
I wrote him back a letter and I told him it was not the
Perfect country and western song because he hadn't said
Anything at all about momma, or trains, or trucks
Or prison or gettin' drunk. Well, he sat down and
Wrote another verse to this song and he sent it to me and
After reading it I realized that my friend had written the
Perfect country and western song. And I felt obliged to include
It on this album. The last verse goes like this here

Well, I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison
And I went to pick her up in the rain

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Written by: Steve Goodman

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