A Tombstone Every Mile

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"A Tombstone Every Mile"
Single by Dick Curless
from the album A Tombstone Every Mile
Released January 1965
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:56
Label Tower
Songwriter(s) Dan Fulkerson
Producer(s) Dan Fulkerson
Dick Curless
Dick Curless singles chronology
"A Tombstone Every Mile"
"Six Times a Day (The Trains Come Down)"
"A Tombstone Every Mile"
"Six Times a Day (The Trains Come Down)"

"A Tombstone Every Mile" is a song written by Dan Fulkerson and recorded by American country music artist Dick Curless. It was released in January 1965 as the lead single from the album of the same name. The song stayed at number five for two weeks and spent a total of seventeen weeks on the chart.[1] The song refers to the "Haynesville Woods", an area around the small town of Haynesville in Aroostook County in northern Maine noted for many automobile crashes.[2] Truck drivers would ship potatoes to market in Boston and a dangerous hairpin turn in the route through Haynesville was the inspiration for the song.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 5
U.S. Cash Box Country Singles 10

Cover versions[edit]

Nick Lowe released a live version of the song on his 2004 album, Untouched Takeaway.[3]


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles, 4th Edition, Record Research Inc, Menomonee Falls, WI, 1998
  2. ^ a b Russo, Bill. "Dick Curless: The Forgotten Baron of Country Music". HubPages. 
  3. ^ "Nick Lowe, Untouched Takeaway". Retrieved December 3, 2016.