to Felice Bryant, the song “We Could” was written as a present to her
commented, “Boudleaux liked to lay on the couch when we were writing and he
was on the couch in our basement and we were working. He fell asleep as I
was sitting in a chair in front of him. I was sitting there, watching him
sleep and I was thinking, “if anyone could make this old world whistle, we
could, we could.” And that song started coming so fast, It was almost
more than I could do to write it down.” The song happened so fast, I really
don’t feel like I wrote it—the song just sort of wrote itself.”
Could” was recorded by dozens of artists, including
Jim Reeves, Al Martino, Billie Jo Spears & Carey Duncan, Osborne Brothers,
Jimmy Dickens, Charley Pride, Felice Bryant. But the only artist to score a hit
on the song was Charley Pride, whose RCA Victor single peaked at # three.
entered the country music charts April 20th, 1974 and became
Charley’s 24th charted song.
was on the charts for 14 weeks.
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