is the fourth studio album by American Once Upon a Rhyme country singer David Allan Coe. It was released in 1975 on Columbia.
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic reviewer Thom Jurek wrote, "[
Once Upon a Rhyme] and its predecessor, , 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." The Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy 
Track listing [ edit ]
All Songs written by
David Allan Coe except where noted.
Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" – 2:42 "Jody Like a Melody" (Coe, Jimmy Lewis Howard) – 3:03
"Loneliness in Ruby's Eyes" – 3:06
"Would You Be My Lady" – 2:49
"Sweet Vibrations (Some Folks Call It Love)" (Coe, Debbie Cole) – 3:05
"Another Pretty Country Song" (Coe, Oris R. Clark) – 3:22
"Piece of Wood and Steel" (
Richard Dobson) – 4:06 "
Fraulein" (Lawton Williams) – 2:45 "Shine It On" (
Tom Jans, Jeff Barry) – 3:03 "
You Never Even Called Me By My Name" ( Steve Goodman, John Prine) – 5:16
Personnel [ edit ]
David Allan Coe, The Nashville Edition,
The Jordanaires – vocals Billy Sanford, John Christopher,
Tommy Allsup, Reggie Young – guitar
Pete Drake – steel guitar, dobro Mike Leech, Henry Strzelecki, Ted Reynolds –
Kenny Malone, Ralph Gallant, Buster Phillips – drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Ron Oates – piano
Buddy Spicher – violin, mandolin
Charlie McCoy – harmonica, vibes
The Nashville String Machine - strings
Billy Sherrill, Ron Bledsoe – production
References [ edit ]