My song today is ‘Redneck Girl’. This song was written by David Bellamy and was recorded by American country music duo ‘The Bellamy Brothers’. It was released in September 1982 as the first single from the album ‘Strong Weakness’. The song was the sixth number one country hit for ‘The Bellamy Brothers’.
The term ‘Redneck Girl’ in American slang refers to a woman with a sexy disposition, a sassy attitude; a truly independent woman who is a daddy’s girl. She loves fishing, drives a truck, and takes no truck from anyone seeking to give her a hard time or lead her down a path she doesn’t want to go down. In American jargon, a Redneck Girl is ‘a bad ass woman’ who loves country music and who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. A true Redneck Girl can be a Tomboy at heart but knows how to be a Lady as well. She is never vulgar. Her image fits in nicely with what any pioneer of the wild west hoped to find in a wife with whom to share their life; someone who doesn’t mind hard work and is prepared to get her hands dirty and is willing to be the type of woman most men would want her to be at different times of the day and night.
The closest I ever came to meeting a ‘Redneck Girl’ was in Kentucky, during a brief stay there when I lived in Canada and managed to see a few American States occasionally. My Redneck Girl had prospered in life and had progressed from cowgirl to lady and was the proud owner of a Haberdashery store when we met and spent some time together, but that’s a story for another time!
Love and peace Bill xxx