Lynn Anderson performs “How Can I Unlove You” Live On Hee Haw 1971.

The song reached the number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for three weeks in a row, on the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also reached number # 1

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How Can I Unlove You:

Single cover Lynn Anderso ( Columbia 1971 )
Single cover Lynn Anderso ( Columbia 1971 )

How Can I Unlove You, song written by Joe South, was recorded by Lynn Anderson for the Columbia label, the song was recorded on April 8, 1971, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, along with three other songs (JOY TO THE WORLD, I WILL NOT MENTION IT AGAIN and I’M FREE), in the recording session Lynn was accompanied by: Billy Sanford (guitar), Tommy Allsup (guitar), Glenn David Keener (guitar) , Robert Thompson (guitar and banjo), Hal Rugg (steel), Roy M. “Junior” Huskey, Jr. (bass), DJ Fontana (drums), Larry Butler (piano) and The Jordanaires. With the production of Glenn Sutton (Her husband), the single was released on January 22, 1971. On October 16, 1971, reached the number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for three weeks in a row, on the charts of Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also reached number # 1 on November 6, 1971. It was the third number in Lynn’s career.

The song was included in Lynn’s twelfth studio album, How Can I Unlove You (Columbia 1971), was released in October 1971, reaching number # 2 on the charts of US Top Country Albums. On January 8, 1972, reached number # 2 on the US Top Country Albums charts.

Anderson recorded a version of the Bluegrass song for his 2004 Grammy nominated album, The Bluegrass Sessions.

Joe South, recorded the song three years before Lynn Anderson, for the capitol label, in Positive Record Production, Atlanta, GA, the single was released in April 1968.

Single Joe South ( Capitol 1968 )
Single Joe South ( Capitol 1968 )

Versions:

Joe South 1968 (Capitol)
Kylie Harris 1997 (BMG New Zealand)
Amber Digby 2013 (Heart of Texas Records)

Lynn Anderson – How Can I Unlove You Lyrics

How can I unsay the things I said to you
How can I undo the things that we used to do
Tell me how can I unfeel the way I feel for you how can I unlove you
How can I untight the hold that you got on me
When you won’t unchain my heart and set me free
How can I unremember every memory so how can I unlove you
I’ll never never uncry tears that I cried when you said goodbye
No I’ll never never unmiss the thrill that I missed when we used to kiss
How can I unsay the things I said to you
And how can I undo the things that we used to do
Tell me how can I unfeel the way I feel for you how can I unlove you

Oh I’ll never never uncry…
How can I unlove you how can I unlove you how can I unlove you

Single Lynn Anderson ( Columbia 1971 )
Single Lynn Anderson ( Columbia 1971 )

Miquel Batlle
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