Tennessee Bird Walk

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"Tennessee Bird Walk"
Single by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
from the album Birds of a Feather
B-side "The Clock of St. James"
Released early 1970
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:52
Label Wayside 010
Writer(s) Jack Blanchard
Producer(s) Little Richie Johnson
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan singles chronology
"Big Black Bird (Spirit of Our Love)"
(1969)
"Tennessee Bird Walk"
(1970)
"Humphrey the Camel"
(1970)

"Tennessee Bird Walk" is a 1970 novelty single by the country music husband-and-wife duo Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan. The single was the duo's second release on the country charts and became their most successful single. "Tennessee Bird Walk" went to number one on the country charts for two weeks and spent a total of sixteen weeks on the chart.[1] The single also crossed over to the Top 40 peaking at number twenty-three.[2]

It is a novelty song theorizing on the effects of removing the wings, feathers, singing ability, and common sense from birds, along with birdbaths and the trees in which the birds reside. According to the first verse, these removals will result in "bald headed birds[…]walking southward in their dirty underwear".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 23
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 48. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 66. 
Preceded by
"The Fightin' Side of Me"
by Merle Haggard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 4-April 11, 1970
Succeeded by
"Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone"
by Charley Pride
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 11, 1970
Succeeded by
"Kentucky Rain"
by Elvis Presley