A couple of weeks back, Debbie blogged on the topic of the "jody grind" phenomenon, wherein a military soldier (or sometimes a prisoner) is the victim of a cheating mate back home. The term originated as informal shorthand for "Joe The Grinder," a mythical character in jazz and blues tunes who was known for making time with the wives or girlfriends of far away military men. Though most jody songs may well have their roots in jazz, blues, and soul music, there are also quite a few country jody songs. In my ceaseless efforts to heed the advice of the legendary Ernest Tubb ("keep it country"), here are a few examples.
Bonnie Owens (with Fuzzy Owen) - A Dear John Letter
Dick Bruce - A Letter From Home
Dave Dudley - At Mail Call Today
Red Sovine - Go Hide John
Johnny Wright - I'm Doing This For Daddy
Charlie Walker - Daddy's Coming Home (Next Week)
Johnny Darrell - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town