Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’

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Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’

"Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)" by Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn’s song “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” is one of the classic Sixties country songs. The lady makes it quite clear, singing “Liquor and love, they just don’t mix,” accompanied by honky-tonk pedal steel and juke-joint piano. The song was written by Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue Webb. Lynn’s husband was a heavy drinker, it is said, so the song has some autobiographical origins. The single was released late in 1966, and in 1967 went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, which made it the first #1 hit on that chart. The song was also the title track to her 1967 album Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’. One year later, her brother Jay Lee Webb recorded the answer song “I Come Home A’Drinkin’ (To a Worn Out Wife Like You).” A drinking family…

Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, in 1932. Her career as a singer and songwriter has spanned almost 60 years. She is the most-awarded female country recording artist. She continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” by Loretta Lynn:

“Well you thought I’d be waitin’ up when you came home last night
You’d been out with all the boys and you ended up half tight
But liquor and love that just don’t mix leave a bottle or me behind
And don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
No don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
Just stay out there on the town and see what you can find
Cause if you want that kind of love well you don’t need none of mine
So don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
[ steel – guitar ]
You never take me anywhere because you’re always gone
And many a night I’ve laid awake and cried dear all alone
And you come in a kissin’ on me it happens every time
No don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind

No don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
Just stay out there on the town and see what you can find
Cause if you want that kind of love well you don’t need none of mine
So don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind
No don’t come home a drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind”

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