Dottie West performs “Country Girl” Live On Hee Haw 1970.

Reached # 15 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 12 weeks on the charts. On Canadian RPM Country Tracks, It reached at number # 5 on the charts. The song was included in Dottie's eighth studio album, Country Girl (RCA 1968)

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Country Girl:

Lp cover Dottie West ( RCA 1968 )
Lp cover Dottie West ( RCA 1968 )

“Country Girl”, a song written by Red Lane and Dottie West, was recorded by Dottie West for the RCA label on February 20, 1968, at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, at the session of Recording Dottie was accompanied by: Grady Martin (guitar), Wayne Moss (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Floyd Cramer (piano), Charlie McCoy (harmonica and vibes) and vocal chorus. With the Chet Atkins Production, the song was released in March 1968. On June 1, 1968, he reached # 15 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 12 weeks on the charts. On Canadian RPM Country Tracks, It reached at number # 5 on the charts.

The song was included in Dottie’s eighth studio album, Country Girl (RCA 1968), the album was released in August 1968, and on September 21, 1968, reached # 18 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts a total of 8 weeks.



Versions:

Skeeter Davis 1969 (RCA Victor)
The Heartaches 1969 (RCA Camden)
Judy Lynn 1969 (Columbia) Live version
Linda Jay & The Tumble Weeds 1969 (E.C. Records)
Tumbleweeds 1974 (Polydor)





Dottie West – Country Girl Lyrics

I was born a country girl; I will die a country girl
My world is made of blue skies and sunshine
Green fields and butterflies
I’m so glad I’m a country girl
Birds sing good morning to a country girl
And I sleep to the sounds of whip-o-wills
My day is made with puppies and kittens meadows and daisies
I’m so glad I’m a country girl
Running over hills playing in the woods free breezes blowing
Honey bees are swarming, black birds are flying, wonder where they’re going
Picking stick-me-tights off my gingham dress darkness is falling
Firewood to carry eggs to gather and supper?s ready mamma’s calling
I was born a country girl and I will die a country girl
My world is made of blue skies and sunshine
Green fields and butterflies
I’m so glad I’m a country girl
Oh I’m so happy I’m a country girl

Single Dottie West ( RCA 1968 )
Single Dottie West ( RCA 1968 )

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