Q: Looking for a parody titled “I’ll Sing on Your Album If You Sing on Mine”. I think it featured Willie Nelson and another CW singer and would’ve been from the ’70s.
A: This was a printed song-parody, not a recorded one. It appeared in the ‘Texas Supplement’, which ran (for some reason) in the Dec. ’77 (Christmas in December) issue. (Thanks to Natalie for providing the answer. More info in the Comments link.)
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This was a printed song-parody, not a recorded one. It appeared in the ‘Texas Supplement’, which ran (for some reason) in the Dec. ’77 (Christmas in December) issue. The song is from a supposed C ‘n’ W album titled “Willie Sings Waylon Sings Nelson Sings Jennings”. I quote the last verse:
I won’t sell out, won’t play their game,
Won’t compromise, but listen:
It ain’t like kissin’ ass when it’s
Each other’s ass we’re kissin’.
I’ll stick to my hearty baritone,
You can keep your nasal whine
But if you mention my song in your song,
I’ll mention your song in mine.
Natalie Lamp nailed it. I remember that parody. I think I read it in an issue that was smuggled into my sophomore English class. It was a response to “The Basics of Love” which was played to death at the time.
Natalie Lamp is correct about where the lyrics of “I’ll Sing On Your Album If You Sing On Mine” were printed, but I also sang it in the limp Disco Beaver From Outer Space with my band Slewfoot. (See 21:07 minutes into the show.)
I believe Sean Kelly wrote the lyrics, as well as those for “That’s When Cowboys Love Cowboys Best Of All” — a homo-outlaw ode I also sing in Disco Beaver (31:27 in) that preceded a similar song that Willie Nelson sang (and my friend Ned Sublette wrote) called “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond Of Each Other.”