Conway Twitty performs “Don’t Call Him a Cowboy”

The song was Twitty's 34th Billboard number one single on the country chart but his 50th overall. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart.

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“Don’t Call Him a Cowboy”:

Conway Twitty - Don't Call Him A Cowboy (Cover LP)
Conway Twitty – Don’t Call Him A Cowboy (Cover LP)

“Don’t Call Him a Cowboy” is a song written by Debbie Hupp, Johnny MacRae and Bob Morrison, and recorded by American country music artist Conway Twitty. It was released in February 1985 as the first single and title track from the album Don’t Call Him a Cowboy. The song was Twitty’s 34th Billboard number one single on the country chart but his 50th overall. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart.



The song criticizes the Urban Cowboy movement of the early 80’s.

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “After All the Good Is Gone” from the pen of Conway Twitty.





Conway Twitty – Don’t Call Him a Cowboy Lyrics

So you came from New York city
And you want to see the sights
You’ve heard all about those cowboys
And those crazy Texas nights

I see you’ve got your eye on something
Leaning on the bar
But the toughest ride he’s ever had
Was in his foreign car

So don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride
‘Cause a Stetson hat and those fancy boots
Don’t tell ya what’s inside no
And if he ain’t good in the saddle
Lord, you won’t be satisfied
So don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride

He’s the Hollywood idea
Of the wild andd wooly west
In his french designer blue jeans
And his custom tailored vest
You think he’s the real thing
But I think you oughta know
He can’t even make it through
A one night rodeo. No.

So don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride
‘Cause a Stetson hat and those fancy boots
Don’t tell ya what’s inside. No.
And if he ain’t good in the saddle
Lord, you won’t be satisfied
So don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride

Don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride
‘Cause a Stetson hat and those fancy boots
Don’t tell ya what’s inside. no.
And if he ain’t good in the saddle
Lord, you won’t be satisfied
So don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride

Don’t call him a cowboy
Until you’ve seen him ride…

Conway Twitty - Don't Call Him A Cowboy (Single 1985)
Conway Twitty – Don’t Call Him A Cowboy (Single 1985)

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