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“Kaw-Liga” is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose, who produced his records and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose. Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed, making suggestions and revisions, with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship, whereas Williams’ was genius. Roy Acuff later recalled:

“Hank would come up with the ideas, and Fred would say, ‘Well, write it down and let me look at it.’ Hank’d bring it to Fred, and Fred would sit at the piano …