Tammy Wynette Til I Can Make It on My Own (Video and Lyrics)

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Tammy Wynette's "'Til I Can Make It on My Own" was nominated for 'Song of the Year' at the 1976 CMAs. Enjoy the audio and complete lyrics here!

Country music legend Tammy Wynette‘s “Till I Make It On My Own” has certainly made a lasting impact on country music.  This song is a country classic that has stood the test of time. Released in 1976, the song tells a story of heartbreak and resilience, and has become an anthem for anyone who has had to pick themselves up after a devastating loss.

The song, penned by Billy Sherrill, George Richey, and Tammy Wynette herself, was the first single and title track from the album Til I Can Make It on My Own. The tune became Tammy’s fifteenth number one hit on the country charts and spent eleven weeks on the charts.  The song reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart starting April 10, 1976.  Enjoy listening to “Till I Make It On My Own” and see the written lyrics below!

Tammy Wynette Til I Can Make It on My Own Audio Video

“Till 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 used 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 look up and see the morning sun,
Without another lonely night behind me.
Then I’ll know I’m over you and all my crying’s done.
No more hurtin’ memories can find me.

But ’til 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.

“Til I Can Make It on My Own” has become a timeless classic in the world of country music, and has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd, and Carrie Underwood. The song’s message of resilience and hope in the face of heartbreak has resonated with listeners for decades, and has cemented Tammy Wynette’s place as one of the greatest country singers of all time.  This tune is a  powerful song that captures the pain of heartbreak and the importance of resilience. Tammy Wynette’s emotive vocals and poignant lyrics have made it a timeless classic, and its message of self-reliance and inner strength continues to inspire listeners to this day.

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