Jeannie Seely performs “Can I Sleep In Your Arms” On Nashville On The Road.

He reached # 6 on the U.S. Hot Country Single, and it stayed 17 weeks in the charts. In the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, it arrived at number # 4. Becoming Seely's first top had only hit since 1968.

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Can I Sleep In Your Arms:

Lp cover Jeannie Seely ( MCA 1973 )
Lp cover Jeannie Seely ( MCA 1973 )

Song written by Hank Cochran (Seely’s husband), was recorded by Jeannie Seely for the MCA label, was recorded on April 4, 1973, at Bradley’s Barn, 722 Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN, with the production of Walter Haynes, was launched on July 7, 1973. On October 6, 1973, he reached # 6 on the U.S. Hot Country Single, and it stayed 17 weeks in the charts. In the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, it arrived at number # 4. Becoming Seely’s first top had only hit since 1968.

The song was included in Jeannie’s seventh solo studio album, Can I Sleep in Your Arms / Lucky Ladies (MCA 1973), the album was released in November 1973, on February 23, 1974, it reached number # 15 from the US Top Country Albums lists, and stayed 13 weeks in the charts.

Versions:

Willie Nelson 1975 (Columbia)
Mary Duff 1989 (Ritz Records)
Carla Bozulich 2003 (DiCristina Stair Builders)

Jeannie Seely – Can I Sleep In Your Arms Lyrics

Don’t know why, but the one I love left me
Left me lonely an’ cold an’ so weak
And I need someone’s arms to hold me
Till I’m strong enough to get back on my feet

Can I sleep in your arms, tonight, mister?
It’s so cold lyin’ here all alone
An’ I have no hold to hold on you
An’, I assure you, I’ll do you no wrong

I haven’t smiled since he left me
‘Cause a smile somehow seems out of place
And I just need two lips to kiss me
Then I can smile again and I can show my face

Can I sleep in your arms, tonight, mister?
It’s so cold lyin’ here all alone
And I have no hold to hold on you
I assure you, I’ll do you no wrong

Single Jeannie Seely ( MCA 1973 )
Single Jeannie Seely ( MCA 1973 )

Miquel Batlle
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