Longhaired Redneck (song)

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"Longhaired Redneck"
Single by David Allan Coe
from the album Longhaired Redneck
B-side "Would You Lay with Me"[1]
Released January 1976
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Columbia
Writer(s) David Allan Coe, Jimmy Rabbitt
Producer(s) Ron Bledsoe
David Allan Coe singles chronology
"You Never Even Called Me by My Name"
(1975)
"Longhaired Redneck"
(1976)
"When She's Got Me (Where She Wants Me)"
(1976)

"Longhaired Redneck" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist David Allan Coe. It was released in January 1976 as the lead single from Coe's album of the same name. The song is notable for its direct reference to the "outlaw" movement in country music during the 1970s, of which Coe was associated, as well as the chorus which features Coe impersonating classic country artists Ernest Tubb, "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson, and Merle Haggard. The song peaked at number 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and at number 23 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was written by Coe with Jimmy Rabbitt, who is also a popular radio DJ in Texas.[2]

Cover Versions[edit]

GG Allin, the American punk rock singer-songwriter best remembered for his notorious live performances, covered the song with rewritten and parodied (explicit) lyrics on his album Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies. He retitled the song "Outlaw Scumfuc".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 17
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 98. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.jimmyrabbitt.com/rabbittbio.htm Jimmy Rabbitt website bio
  3. ^ "Freaks, F*****ts, Drunks, & Junkies". Aware One Records. Retrieved 2012-02-14.