Trashy Women

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"Trashy Women"
Single by Confederate Railroad
from the album Confederate Railroad
B-side "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back"[1]
Released July 24, 1993
Format Cassette single, 7" single[1]
Genre Country rock
Length 3:14
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Chris Wall
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Confederate Railroad singles chronology
"When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back"
"Trashy Women"
"She Never Cried"

"Trashy Women" is a song written by Chris Wall and recorded by country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker in 1989 and later by the band Confederate Railroad. It reached number 63 on the US Country chart in 1989 for Walker,[2] and was a number 10 country hit four years later from Confederate Railroad's self-titled debut album.

According to legend, Walker was in the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson, WY one evening and heard either Wall (who was also a bartender at the bar) or Kip Attaway performing the song. He then asked whichever it was to come to his hotel room later to teach him the song.


The song's narrator describes that he likes his women "just a little on the trashy side," and shares various stories and explanations of why he does. One of these is a story about his parents being surprised at the fact that his prom date was a "cocktail waitress in a Dolly Parton wig".

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Martin Kahan. It featured American country artist Jeannie Seely.

Chart positions[edit]

Jerry Jeff Walker[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 63

Confederate Railroad[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 12
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 13
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 10


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 101. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 445
  3. ^ "Jerry Jeff Walker – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jerry Jeff Walker.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2303." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 20, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Confederate Railroad – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Confederate Railroad.
  6. ^ "Confederate Railroad – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Confederate Railroad.

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