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All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)

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"All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)"
Single by Charley Pride
from the album The Best of Charley Pride
ReleasedJune 1969 (U.S.)
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Dallas Frazier and A.L. "Doodle" Owens
Producer(s)Chet Atkins
Jack Clement
Bob Ferguson
Felton Jarvis
Charley Pride singles chronology
"All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)"
"(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again"

"All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)" is a song written by Dallas Frazier and A.L. "Doodle" Owens, and recorded by American country music artist Charley Pride. It was released in June 1969 as the first single from his compilation album The Best of Charley Pride. While Charley Pride's version is by far the most famous one, the first version was actually recorded by the legendary Johnny Bush in 1968 on his album "Undo the Right."

The song, released that June, reached the top of the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that August, and in doing so it was Charley Pride's first No. 1 song.[1] It also accomplished a feat not done in 25 years: an African American entertainer having a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country chart. The last song by a black performer to reach the summit was "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" by Louis Jordan, in July 1944. Pride became the third black singer to have a No. 1 country hit (the Nat King Cole-led King Cole Trio had a No. 1 hit earlier in 1944).

While Cole would top the charts only once and Jordan twice, "All I Have to Offer You Is Me" would be the first of 29 No. 1 hits for Pride, spanning to 1983's "Night Games."


The narrator speaks to his future wife, and tells her that if she chose to be with him forever, then she won't live a luxurious life every girl dreams about, as he says "All I have to offer you is me".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 91
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3
Canadian RPM Top Singles 82

Cover versions[edit]

The song has also been recorded by:


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 276.
  2. ^ "Charley Pride Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Charley Pride Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "20 Shots of the Country Vol. 1". Deezer. Retrieved 16 June 2024.