Who wrote the song

EQUUS - - Letters -

We are thor­oughly en­joy­ing Deb Ben­nett, PhD’s won­der­ful se­ries of ar­ti­cles about the his­tory and blood­lines of horse breeds. “The Stuff of Leg­end” (Con­for­ma­tion In­sights, EQUUS 491) is again an out­stand­ing ar­ti­cle and fas­ci­nat­ing read.

We would like to make one cor­rec­tion, how­ever, re­gard­ing the au­thor­ship of the song “The Ten­nessee Stud” men­tioned in the ar­ti­cle. Doc Wat­son recorded the song sev­eral times, but he did not write it. It was writ­ten by Jimmy Drift­wood, born James Cor­bitt Mor­ris, who first re­leased it in 1959. Doc Wat­son was one of many artists to cover the song, in­clud­ing Eddy Arnold, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Johnny Cash. Susie and Steve Dun­can Grayson, Ken­tucky

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