|Single by Cal Smith|
|from the album Country Bumpkin|
|B-side||"It's Not the Miles You've Traveled"|
|Recorded||December 21, 1973 |
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
|Label||MCA Records 40191|
|Cal Smith singles chronology|
"Country Bumpkin" is a 1974 single by Cal Smith. "Country Bumpkin" was Cal Smith's second number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.
The song has three verses:
- In the first a rural gentleman walks into a bar, where one of the barroom girls refers to him as a "country bumpkin" (a common nickname for a person from a rural area) as she talks to him.
- The second verse discusses the woman (now married to the man) giving birth to her (only) son a year later.
- The third verse discusses her impending death 40 years later, with her husband and son present at her bedside.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||2|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 317.
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