The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song

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Just what is it about Abilene--the one in Texas--that keeps attracting the attention of singers, songwriters, and listeners alike? Certainly Abilene is an easy word to rhyme, but there is more to it than just "Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town I've ever seen." The name also summons up images of West Texas and of a town, located between Fort Worth and El Paso, that offers a place for escape, for romance, for fresh beginnings. In The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song, Joe W. Specht surveys a potpourri of songs ...

The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song 2006, State House Press

ISBN-13: 9781933337067

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