Can I Sleep in Your Arms

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"Can I Sleep in Your Arms"
Single by Jeannie Seely
from the album Can I Sleep in Your Arms/Lucky Ladies
ReleasedJuly 7, 1973
Songwriter(s)Hank Cochran
Producer(s)Walter Haynes
Jeannie Seely singles chronology
"Farm in Pennsyltucky"
"Can I Sleep in Your Arms"
"Lucky Ladies"

"Can I Sleep in Your Arms" is a single by American country music artist Jeannie Seely. Released in July 1973 under MCA Records, the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Seely's first top ten solo hit since 1968.[1] Additionally, "Can I Sleep in Your Arms" also became Seely's first major hit on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada, reaching #4. The song, written by Seely's one-time husband Hank Cochran, shares its melody with the traditional cowboy song "Red River Valley". The song has also been recorded by Willie Nelson for his classic album, the Red-Headed Stranger.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 6
CAN RPM Country Tracks 4


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.