Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand

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"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album I've Always Been Crazy
B-side "Girl I Can Tell"
Released October 1978
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label RCA
Writer(s) Waylon Jennings
Producer(s) Waylon Jennings
Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"I've Always Been Crazy"
(1978)
"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Gone Out of Hand"
(1978)
"Amanda"
(1979)

"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Gone Out of Hand" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings and is based heavily on a true story. It released in October 1978 as the second single from his album I've Always Been Crazy. The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Cover versions[edit]

Outlaw Country artist Shooter Jennings and Country music artist Jamey Johnson performs a cover of this song on CMT Crossroads.

On the tribute album I've Always Been Crazy: Tribute to Waylon Jennings, the song was covered by Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Burgers and Fries"
by Charley Pride
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 20, 1979
Succeeded by
"Tulsa Time"
by Don Williams