Coward of the County Song Lyrics

Kenny Rogers

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Everyone considered him the coward of the county
He'd never stood one single time to prove the county wrong
His mama named him Tommy, but folks just called him yellow
Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong

He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison
I looked after Tommy, 'cause he was my brother's son
I still recall the final words my brother said to Tommy
"Son, my life is over, but yours has just begun"

"Promise me, son, not to do the things I've done
Walk away from trouble if you can
It won't mean you're weak if you turn the other cheek
I hope you're old enough to understand
Son, you don't have to fight to be a man"

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Turn the Light On
  • 2 You Decorated My Life
  • 3 She's a Mystery
  • 4 Goodbye Marie
  • 5 Tulsa Turnaround
  • 6 I Want to Make You Smile
  • 7 Santiago Midnight Moonlight
  • 8 One Man's Woman
  • 9 In and Out of Your Heart
  • 10 Old Folks
  • 11 Coward of the County


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Ed Wheeler, Roger Dale Bowling
    album: Track 11 in album Kenny
    release date: 1979
    popularity : 166 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 4:21
    lead vocals: Kenny Rogers
    writer: Roger Bowling, Billy Edd Wheeler

    Album Information

    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin