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​The Unluckiest Songwriter In Nashville

This song is by O.B. McClinton and appears on the album Obie From Senatobie (1973).

I'm the unluckiest songwriter in Nashville
I write the hits but miss the charts consistently
I'm the unluckiest songwriter in Nashville
I guess success never was meant for me

Now I wrote a song called "Little Brown Apples"
And "Raindrops Falling On My Ears"
I wrote "Harper Canyon PTA" and "Help Me Make It Through The Years"
"By The Time I Get To Tucson" and "Gentle On My Thoughts"
I wrote "Heartbreak Cafe" for Elvis
But the boy just laughed it off

I'm the unluckiest songwriter in Nashville...

I wrote "The Healthiest Girl In The Whole USA"
And "Me And Bobby McGoo"
"Country Highways Take Me Home" and "I'm Uneasy Loving You"
I wrote "Roses Garden", "Knock Five Times"
And "The Bridge Over Troubled Slew"
"Sunday Morning Is Coming Up"
And "Bad Times" I wrote that too
"May the Snowbird Fly Up Your Paradise"
And "Walk A Half A Mile In My Shoes"
I wrote "The Green Green Weeds Of Home"
And "A Boy Named Josephine"
I wrote a song for Jerry Reed, I was sure I'd be a hit
I don't know why the boy didn't like it
I called it "When You're Hot, You Sweat"

I'm the unluckiest songwriter in Nashville...

Now Ray Charles promised to do "I Can't Stop Hating You"
I pitched old Conway "Goodbye Darling"
Engelbert Humperdinck promised to do "Please Relieve Me"
I think I'll just start pitching my songs to myself
Come to think about it, I might turn 'em down too