Before I'm Over You

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Before I'm Over You
Loretta Lynn-Before I'm Over You.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released June 15, 1964
Recorded Sep. 8, 1961—Feb. 27, 1964
Studio Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 28:04
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Loretta Lynn Sings
Before I'm Over You
Songs from My Heart...
Singles from Before I'm Over You
  1. "Before I'm Over You"
    Released: October 1963
  2. "Wine, Women and Song"
    Released: April 1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Before I'm Over You is the second studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on June 15, 1964, by Decca Records.[2]

The album features cover versions of hits by other artists, including "Loose Talk" and "The End of the World". Lynn wrote "This Haunted House" as a tribute to friend and country singer, Patsy Cline, who died the previous year in a plane crash.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album's singles, "Before I'm Over You" and "Wine, Women and Song", peaked on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart at No. 4 and No. 3, respectively.


Recording for the album took place on February 26 and 27, 1963, at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. Four tracks on the album were recorded during the sessions for 1963's Loretta Lynn Sings, "Who Will Help Me Get Over You?" and "Where Were You?" were recorded on January 9, 1963, and "Before I'm Over You" and "Get Set for a Heartache" were recorded at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN, on February 5, 1962, and September 9, 1961, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date[3] Length
1. "Singing the Blues" Melvin Endsley February 27, 1964 2:04
2. "Before I'm Over You" Betty Sue Perry February 5, 1962 2:30
3. "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" Bob Merrill, Terry Shand February 27, 1964 2:06
4. "Who Will Help Me Get Over You?" Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent January 9, 1963 2:45
5. "Loose Talk" Freddie Hart, Ann Lucas February 27, 1964 2;16
6. "Where Were You?" Loretta Lynn January 9, 1963 2:29
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Wine, Women and Song" Betty Sue Perry February 26, 1964 2:02
2. "The End of the World" Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent February 27, 1964 2:44
3. "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" Lee Ross, Bob Wills February 27, 1964 2:34
4. "Fool No. 1" Kathryn R. Fulton February 27, 1964 2:11
5. "This Haunted House" Loretta Lynn February 26, 1964 2:23
6. "Get Set for a Heartache" Joe Deaton, Red Landers September 8, 1961 2:00

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
1964 Country Albums 11

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
1963 "Before I'm Over You" Country Singles 4
1964 "Wine, Women, and Song" 3