How t’ Git Yerself Sued, Part One

Ted West

In 1943 a country singer who really no one has ever heard of named Ted West wrote a song called You’ll Still Be In My Heart. The song was bought and rewritten by another country singer named Buddy Starcher later in that same year.

Buddy Starcher

In 1945 the wonderful cowboy crooner T. Texas Tyler recorded the song which by now was owned by an associate of Starcher’s named Clark Van Ness of the Dixie Music Company.

T. Texas Tyler

You’ll Still Be In My Heart, T. Texas Tyler

Cold, Cold Heart, Hank Williams

You bet your ass Van Ness sued Williams. But only after Cold, Cold Heart hit number one.


About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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