Once Upon a Rhyme

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Once Upon a Rhyme
Studio album by David Allan Coe
Released June 1975
Recorded 1975 at Columbia Studio in Nashville
Genre Country, Outlaw country
Length 33:17
Label Columbia
Producer Billy Sherrill, Ron Bledsoe
David Allan Coe chronology
The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy
Once Upon a Rhyme
Longhaired Redneck

Once Upon a Rhyme is the fourth studio album by American country singer David Allan Coe. It was released in 1975 on Columbia.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Allmusic reviewer Thom Jurek wrote, "[Once Upon a Rhyme] and its predecessor, The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy, established Coe as a major songwriting force; they remain enduring testaments to his songwriting brilliance as a criminally under-examined talent in the country tradition."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All Songs written by David Allan Coe except where noted.

  1. "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" – 2:42
  2. "Jody Like a Melody" (Coe, Jimmy Lewis Howard) – 3:03
  3. "Loneliness in Ruby's Eyes" – 3:06
  4. "Would You Be My Lady" – 2:49
  5. "Sweet Vibrations (Some Folks Call It Love)" (Coe, Debbie Cole) – 3:05
  6. "Another Pretty Country Song" (Coe, Oris R. Clark) – 3:22
  7. "Piece of Wood and Steel" (Richard Dobson) – 4:06
  8. "Fraulein" (Lawton Williams) – 2:45
  9. "Shine It On" (Tom Jans, Jeff Barry) – 3:03
  10. "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" (Steve Goodman, John Prine) – 5:16



  1. ^ a b Thom Jurek. "Once Upon a Rhyme - David Allan Coe". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2011.