50 Years Ago Today – Loretta Lynn Records Her First #1 Hit “”Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)”

50 years ago today (10/5/66),  Loretta Lynn recorded “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.  The track became Lynn’s first No. 1 hit and was the title track from her seventh studio album. “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin'” placed at # 47 on CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

The song, which was written by Lynn along with her younger sister Peggy Sue, was considered controversial at the time. Telling the story of a man who comes home drunk, Lynn sings, “You never take me anywhere because you’re always gone / Many a night I’ve laid awake and cried, dear, all alone / And you come in a’ kissin’ on me, it happens every time / No, don’t come home a’ drinkin’ with lovin’ on your mind.”

Listen to the classic track taken from the original vinyl….

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