From the 1974 self-titled album that featured "They Ain't Makin' Jews like Jesus Anymore", Kinky Friedman's "Rapid City South Dakota" may be country music's first pro-choice song:
"There’s a doctor in Chicago/
I know she’ll be alright"/
He told himself as he stared into the night.
The more time you spend with Friedman's music, the more certain you'll be he's not a single punchline songwriter. Some of his tunes are incredibly moving as well.He's been called Country Music's answer to Randy Newman. "Rapid City South Dakota" was eventually covered by Dwight Yoakam.