Covington Girl

"Covington Girl" was written by David Olney, John Hadley, and Sergio Webb, and released on David Olney's album, Dutchman's Curve in 2010.


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YOU CAN PLAY IN THE SAME KEY AS THE VIDEO, but the songsheet has been abridged for BUG. Thanks to Mike Cox for bringing this song to BUG!

David Charles Olney (March 23, 1948 – January 18, 2020) was an American folk singer-songwriter. Olney recorded more than twenty albums over his five-decade career. His songs have been covered by numerous artists, including Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt and Steve Earle. Olney formed a mutual admiration with Townes Van Zandt when he began his solo career. Van Zandt bought Olney a sport coat from a Goodwill store in Little Rock, and famously stated that "Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I've ever heard," alongside Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Bob Dylan.

Olney died of an apparent heart attack during a performance onstage at the 30A Songwriter Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on January 18, 2020, at the age of seventy-one. He was in the middle of his third song when he stopped, apologized and shut his eyes, according to fellow musician Scott Miller, who was accompanying Olney.

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