'You Never' is wrought mostly with bluesy despair during each verse, but once its rallying chorus kicks in, the song quickly transforms into a marshaling cry for all friends in low places:
"And I'll hang around as long as you will let me / And I never minded standin' in the rain / But you don't have to call me Darlin', Darlin' / You never even called me by my name!"
But perhaps the greatest part of 'You Never' is the final verse:
"Well, I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison / And I went to pick her up in the rain / But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck / She got runned over by a damned old train!"
Go ahead and listen to the David Allen Coe version of this All-American classic by streaming below:
David Allen Coe - 'You Never Even Called Me By My Name'
PS: For more outlaw country, stream some 'Snake Farm' by clicking here.