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Charlie Daniels: Writer Rides High on 'Uneasy Rider'

Ian Dove, New York Times, The, 5 September 1973

PICKING ITS way carefully across the playlists of the music radio stations is a song titled 'Uneasy Rider', performed by its composer Charlie Daniels. The reason for the careful progress lies in the lyric content of the song, which deals with the rider of the title, long-haired and involved in an auto breakdown in the Deep South. There is a confrontation with some denizens, including one "with green teeth" in a local bar, the Dew Drop Inn.

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