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Country Covers of Classic Country Songs (Part 2)

For this edition I'm looking to the women of Country Music for some inspiration, and there are plenty of great covers to choose from over the years.
Here is a notable song to start with, a rarity in that it's the first country female artist to have a million seller (1935). She wrote the song while missing her then boyfriend in 1934, the melody is based on the great Stuart Hamblen's tune "Texas Plains".
"I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" by Patsy Montana Accompanied by the  Prairie Ramblers, written by Patsy Montana, (Ruby Rebecca Blevins, October 30, 1914-May 3, 1996). Covered at least 28 times.
Suzy Bogguss (1989), Cyndi Lauper featuring Jewel (2016).

Next we have a song many women may be able to relate too ;)
"Don't Come Home A'Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" by Loretta Lynn, written by Loretta Lynn and her sister Peggy Sue Wright. First recorded in 1966, covered just 10 times. Gretchen Wilson from the 'Coal Miner…