Sammi Smith sings “Help Me Make It Through the Night” On Johnny Cash Show.

Smith won a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, as well as Country Music Association’s Award of the Year. His vocal performance in this song is considered by some to be one of the best in country music.

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Help Me Make It Through The Night

Lp cover sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )
Lp cover sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )

The classic Sammi Smith cover of this song catapulted Kristofferson into a focus of attention of composers reserved for a few coveted, and won him a Grammy for the best country song in 1971. Smith won a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, as well as Country Music Association’s Award of the Year. Smith died on February 12, 2005, at the age of 61. His vocal performance in this song is considered by some to be one of the best in country music.

Story Of The Song

Kris Kristofferson performs “Help Me Make It Through The Night” Live Video 2016

Single cover Sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )
Single cover Sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )

Some versions:
Percy Sledge 1970 (Atlantic)
Bill Medley 1972 (A & M Records)
Johnny Cash & June Carter 1972 (Columbia)
Gladys Knight & The Pips 1972 (Tamla Motown)
Little Jimmy Dempsey 1973 (Starday Records)
Vince Hill 1975 (CBS)
Charley Pride 1976 (RCA Victor)
Willie Nelson 1979 (Columbia)
Floyd Cramer 1980 (RCA)
…and many more ….

Kris Kristofferson – Help Me Make It Through The Night Lyrics

(words & music by kris kristofferson)
Take the ribbon from your hair
Shake it loose, let it fall
Lay it soft against my skin
Like the shadow on the wall

Come and lay down by my side
Till the early morning light
All I’m taking is your time
Help me make it through the night

I don’t care what’s right or wrong
I wont try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow
Cause tonight I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrows out of sight
And it’s sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night

I don’t care what’s right or wrong
I wont try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow
Cause tonight I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrows out of sight
And it’s sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night

I don’t want to be alone
Help me make it through the night

Single Sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )
Single Sammi Smith ( Mega 1970 )

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