Imaging the spinal cord is a never-ending challenge, especially when venturing to ultra-high fields. We propose a novel coil design for spinal cord 7T MRI, which combines state-of-the-art transmit and receive technologies. The transmit coil is a 3-dipole array, allowing homogeneous B1 field with parallel excitation. The receive part consists of a 15-channel AC/DC coil that can achieve both high sensitivity and local B0 shimming, including real-time shimming to compensate for respiratory-induced field variations. The design can achieve 32% reduction of static field inhomogeneities and 27% reduction in temporal field variance, opening the door to exciting EPI and spectroscopy applications.