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Live Performance: ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ – Kris Kristofferson and Lady Antebellum

Kris Kristofferson wrote “Help Me Make It Through The Night” in 1970 and was released on his album Kristofferson. Kristofferson said that he got the inspiration for the song from an Esquire Magazine interview with Frank Sinatra. When asked what he believed in, Frank replied, “Booze, broads, or a bible…whatever helps me make it through the night.”

Kristoffer “Kris” Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. Born in Brownsville, Texas, he attended Pomona College, where he achieved a degree in literature and specialised in the poetry of Blake. Whilst at college, he published a series of short stories in Atlantic Monthly, and went on to win a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford.
It was in 1958, during his stay in England, that Kristofferson first performed his own music, under the pseudonym ‘Kris Carson’. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the US army for five years and, upon being discharged, turned down a teaching post in order to pursue his music career in Nashville.

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Kris Kristofferson, Lorrie Morgan

Take the ribbon from your hair, shake it loose and let it fall
Layin’ soft upon my skin, like the shadows on the wall
Come and lay down by my side ’til the early morning light
All I’m takin’ is your time, help me make it through the night

I don’t care who’s right or wrong, I don’t try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow, Lord tonight I need a friend
Yesterday is dead and gone and tomorrow’s out of sight
And it’s sad to be alone, help me make it through the night

Lord, it’s sad to be alone, help me make it through the night

Source: Musixmatch Songwriters: Kris Kristofferson

Help Me Make It Through The Night lyrics © Combine Music Corp., Combine Music Corp

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  1. Jim Edward

    why does the guy that plays guitar never sing alone?

  2. John Rudkin

    He does – and has done so for decades !
    Check him out. Kris is unique and excellent as a composer, lyricist and performer. My all -time favourite since x years!

  3. Anita R Lay

    Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum do this with Kris so magnificently — their powerful voices setting off Kris’s gruff, sincere rasp of a voice. Note that Charles and Hillary have set Kris up for a little surprise. The first time they sing their parts, and then the lead shifts back to Kris, Kris doesn’t know that Hillary is going to harmonize with him, and it startles him a little to hear her chime in, but he grins. And look at Charles’s face! he is almost gleeful that they have pulled this off, so much so that he just hugs Kris. These incredibly talented young people seem to be delighted to share the stage with this iconic old lion who just happens to be a songwriting genius.

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