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William Matthew Golden

Biography

William M Golden was songwriter who reputedly completed most of his songs while serving an eight-year sentence in a state penitentiary. His best-known song is the 1918 classic “A Beautiful Life” (“Each day I’ll do a golden deed”) which was recorded by the Chuck Wagon Gang, Cathedral Quartet, Statler Brothers, Governor Jimmie Davis and others.

(He is sometimes confused with the similarly named William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys.)

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

A Beautiful Life
Where The Soul Never Dies

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