You Never Even Called Me
By My Name

artist: david allen coe 1993




"YOU NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BY MY NAME"
by: david allen coe
songwriters: Steve Goodman & John Prine

It was all that I could do to keep from cryin'
Sometimes it seems so useless to remain
You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even call me by my name.

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

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

I've heard my name a few times in your phone book
I've seen it on signs where I've laid
But the only time I know, I'll hear David Allan Coe
Is when Jesus has his final judgement day.

REPEAT CHORUS...

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 told him
it was NOT the perfect country and western song
because he hadn't said anything about Momma,
or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin' drunk.

Well, he sat down and wrote another verse to the
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 Mom got outta prison.
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But, before I could get to the
station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned old train.

REPEAT CHORUS:

So I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standin' in the rain. No,
You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
You never even call me,
I wonder why you don't call me
Why don't you ever call me by my name.

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