Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers

Coward of the County is a country song written by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. This page provides information about the song and links to the official video and the lyrics.

Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: Coward of the County
  • Album: Kenny
  • Date of release: November 12, 1979
  • Genre: Rock
  • Song length: 4 minutes, 22 seconds
  • Writer: Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler
  • Produced by : Larry Butler

Interesting information about the song

The song is about a man's nephew who is a reputed coward, but finally takes a stand for his lover.

The video


The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many examples of the simple past, the past perfect and the past continuous . Here are some expressions that may be useful to students:

  • 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

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here