Tammy Wynette performs “Til I Can Make It On My Own” at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida.

Reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 11 weeks on the charts, also reached number # 1 of the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the tenth third number one of Tammy's career.

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Til I Can Make It On My Own:

Lp cover Tammy Wynette ( Epic 1976 )
Lp cover Tammy Wynette ( Epic 1976 )

Song written by George Richey, Billy Sherrill & Tammy Wynette, was recorded by Tammy Wynette for the Epic label, on December 15, 1975, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, with the production of Billy Sherrill , was released in January 1976, on April 10, 1976, it reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 11 weeks on the charts, and on May 1, 1976, also reached number # 1 of the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the tenth third number one of Tammy’s career.
Tammy said on multiple occasions that the song was her personal favorite of everything she had written or recorded, and would remain a staple of her concerts for the rest of her career.

The song was included in Tammy’s fifteenth studio album, Til I Can Make It on My Own (epic 1976), the album was released on March 8, 1976, on the US Top Country Albums charts, it reached number # 3.

Single Kenny Rogers & Dottie West (UAR1979)
Single Kenny Rogers & Dottie West (UAR1979)

Kenny Rogers & Dottie West, also recorded this song, on December 1, 1978, at Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN, with the production of Larry Butler, the song was released on July 7, 1979 , arrived at number # 3 of the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and in the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, arrived at number # 1 on September 22, 1979.

He also made a version of the song his daughter Georgette, for the tribute album that she dedicated to her mother, Till I Can Make It on My Own (Heart of Texas Records 2013). It was released on April 8, 2013.

Cd cover Georgette Jones (HTR 2013
Cd cover Georgette Jones (HTR 2013

 

Some Versions:

Kenny Rogers & Dottie West 1979 (Liberty records)
Martina McBride 1998 (Columbia)
Faith Hill 1998 (Warner)
Georgette Jones 2013 (Heart of Texas Records)

Tammy Wynette – Til I Can Make It On My Own Lyrics

I’ll need time
To get you off my mind
And I may sometimes bother you
Try to be in touch with you
Even ask too much of you
From time to time.

Now and then
Lord, you know I’ll need a friend
Til I get to use to losing you
Let me keep on using you
Til I can make it on my own.

I’ll get by
But no matter how I try
There’ll be times you know I’ll call
Chances are my tears will fall
And I’ll have no pride at all
From time to time.

But they say
Oh, there’ll be a brighter day
But til then I’ll lean on you
That’s all I mean to do
Til I can make it on my own.

Surely someday I’ll wake up and see the morning sun
Without another lonely night behind me
Then I’ll know I’m over you
And all my cryin’s done
No more hurting memories can find me.

But till then
Lord, you know I’m gonna need a friend
Til I get used to losing you
Let me keep on using you
Til I can make it on my own.

Til I can make it on my own…

Single Tammy Wynette ( Epic 1976 )
Single Tammy Wynette ( Epic 1976 )

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