Coward of the County Song Lyrics

Kenny Rogers


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Ed Wheeler, Roger Dale Bowling
album: Track 11 in album Kenny
release date: 1979
popularity : 156 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

Cover Art

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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