Two More Bottles of Wine

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"Two More Bottles of Wine"
Single by Emmylou Harris
from the album Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
B-side "I Ain't Living Long Like This"[1]
Released 1978
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Delbert McClinton
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"To Daddy"
"Two More Bottles of Wine"
"Easy from Now On"

"Two More Bottles of Wine" is the title of a song written by Delbert McClinton, and recorded by American country music artist Emmylou Harris. It was released in 1978 as the first single from the album Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. The song topped the U.S. country singles charts.

The song[edit]

In the song, the narrator moves with his/her lover to Los Angeles, 1,600 miles away from their home, in search of success, but the lover abruptly leaves. The narrator is then left to fend for him/herself, eventually working in a menial job "sweeping out a warehouse in West L.A.", but eventually concludes it is all right because he/she still has "two more bottles of wine".

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Martina McBride on her 1995 album Wild Angels, and Terri Clark on her 2012 album Classic.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 181. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 

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Preceded by
"Georgia on My Mind"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 17, 1978
Succeeded by
"I'll Be True to You"
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Preceded by
"Night Time Magic"
by Larry Gatlin
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 24, 1978
Succeeded by
"I Can't Wait Any Longer"
by Bill Anderson