Divorce Me C.O.D.

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"Divorce Me C.O.D." is a 1946 honky-tonk song recorded by Merle Travis. One of many songs co-written by Travis and Cliffie Stone, it was Travis' first release to make it to number one on the Folk Juke Box charts where it stayed for fourteen weeks and a total of twenty-three weeks on the chart.[1][2] The B-side of "Divorce Me C.O.D.," a song entitled "Missouri," peaked at number five on the same chart.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Later in 1946, The King Sisters made the top ten on the Juke Box Folk chart with their version of the song.
  • In 1947, Johnny Bond, also made the top ten on the Juke Box Folk chart with his version of the song.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 351.
  2. ^ Country Music Hall of Fame (2015). "Inductees: Merle Travis". Retrieved December 3, 2015.
Preceded by
"Wine Women and Song" by Al Dexter
Most Played Juke Box Folk Records
number one single by Merle Travis

October 12, 1946
Succeeded by
"Rainbow at Midnight" by Ernest Tubb