Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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You Never Even Called Me by My Name

Co-written and first recorded by Steve Goodman (1971).
Hit version by David Allan Coe (C&W #8 1975).

From the wiki: “‘You Never Even Called Me by My Name’ was written by Steve Goodman and John Prine, and first recorded by Goodman in 1971. The song is a satirical response to the Nashville/Country Music Industry. Covered by David Allan Coe in 1975, it became his first Country Top-10 hit.”

David Allan Coe, “You Never Even Called Me by My Name” (1975):

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