Two More Bottles of Wine

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"Two More Bottles of Wine"
Single by Emmylou Harris
from the album Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
B-side "I Ain't Living Long Like This"[1]
Released April 15, 1978
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Delbert McClinton
Producer(s) Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"To Daddy"
"Two More Bottles of Wine"
"Easy from Now On"

"Two More Bottles of Wine" is a song written by Delbert McClinton, and recorded by American country music artist Emmylou Harris. It was released in April 1978 as the first single from the album Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. "Two More Bottles of Wine" topped the U.S. country singles charts.

The song[edit]

In the song, the narrator moves with his/her lover to Los Angeles, 1,600 miles away from their home, in search of success, but the lover abruptly leaves. The narrator is then left to fend for him/herself, eventually working in a menial job "sweeping out a warehouse in West L.A.", but eventually concludes it is all right because he/she still has "two more bottles of wine".

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Martina McBride on her 1995 album Wild Angels, and Terri Clark on her 2012 album Classic.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 181. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Emmylou Harris – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Emmylou Harris.

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Preceded by
"Georgia on My Mind"
by Willie Nelson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

June 17, 1978
Succeeded by
"I'll Be True to You"
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Preceded by
"Night Time Magic"
by Larry Gatlin
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 24, 1978
Succeeded by
"I Can't Wait Any Longer"
by Bill Anderson