Waylon Jennings performs “Help Me Make It Through The Night” Live Video 1995

Waylon makes a wonderful version of the song "Help Me Make It Through the Night", in the tribute to the composer and writer Kris Kristofferson made in 1995. Kristofferson said he got inspiration for the song from an interview with Esquire magazine with Frank Sinatra. When asked what he believed in, Frank replied: "Alcoholic beverage, breadth or a bible ... whatever helps me out of the night."

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Lp cover Kris Kristofferson ( Monument 1970 )
Lp cover Kris Kristofferson ( Monument 1970 )

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Waylon makes a wonderful version of the song “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, in the tribute to the composer and writer Kris Kristofferson made in 1995.
Kristofferson said he got inspiration for the song from an interview with Esquire magazine with Frank Sinatra. When asked what he believed in, Frank replied: “Alcoholic beverage, breadth or a bible … whatever helps me out of the night.”

 

Story Of The Song

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

Single cover Charley Pride ( RCA 1976
Single cover Charley Pride ( RCA 1976

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)
John Holt 1974 (Trojan Records) Reggae version
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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