Till I Can't Take It Anymore" is a song written by Clyde Otis and Ulysses Burton. It was first recorded by Ben E King in 1968. The song was featured in The Soul Clan self-titled album "The Soul Clan". Dottie West and Don Gibson version charted at 46 on the Hot Country Songs in 1970. Since then, it has also charted as a single by  Andra Willis, whose version went to number 85 on the same chart in 1973.  Pal Rakes's version went to number 31 in 1977. 
The highest-charting rendition of the song was by
Billy Joe Royal, released in September 1989 from the album . His version of the song peaked at number two on the country charts in early 1990, making for his second single to reach that position. Tell It Like It Is 
The Beautiful South included a faster tempo version of the song on their covers album, Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs. Other artists who have also previously recorded this song include Clarence Carter, Ray Charles, Jimmy James, Tom Jones, Charlie Rich, and Don Williams.
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References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 455. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
^ Whitburn, p. 469
^ Whitburn, p. 338
^ Whitburn, p. 364
^ " Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6680." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. January 27, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
^ "Billy Joe Royal – Chart history" for Billy Joe Royal. Billboard Hot Country Songs
^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". . December 22, 1990 RPM . Retrieved . August 23, 2013
^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 1990 . Retrieved . August 23, 2013