Sings Kristofferson

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Sings Kristofferson
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released October 1979
Genre Country
Length 42:26
Label Columbia
Producer Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson chronology
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Sings Kristofferson is a studio album recorded by Willie Nelson in 1979 consisting of all covers of Kris Kristofferson songs. It reached #5 on the US Country albums chart, #42 on the US Pop albums charts, and was certified gold in Canada and platinum in the US.[citation needed] The cover is very simple, a single picture of Nelson's face against a black background, with the song titles to the right of his face. The back cover is the same background with both Nelson and Kristofferson's faces together.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kris Kristofferson; except where indicated

Side one[edit]

  1. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Fred Foster, Kristofferson)
  2. "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
  3. "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33"
  4. "Why Me"
  5. "For the Good Times"

Side two[edit]

  1. "You Show Me Yours (And I'll Show You Mine)"
  2. "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)"
  3. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
  4. "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"


  • Bradley Hartman, Harold Lee - engineer
  • Norman Seeff - photography

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 42
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 64
Preceded by
Kenny by Kenny Rogers
RPM Country Albums number-one album
March 29 – April 12, 1980
Succeeded by
Kenny by Kenny Rogers