Alan Jackson – I Don’t Even Know Your Name

It was released in May 1995 as the fifth and final single from his album Who I Am. It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard country charts and on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

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Cover LP Alan Jackson Arista 1994
Cover LP Alan Jackson Arista 1994

“I Don’t Even Know Your Name” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released in May 1995 as the fifth and final single from his album Who I Am. It reached number-one on the U.S. Billboard country charts and on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. It was written by Jackson with Ron Jackson and Andy Lofton.

The song begins with a man who is “sitting at a roadhouse.” As his waitress, who noticeably has a missing left front tooth, takes his order, another waitress at the roadhouse catches his eye. Over the course of the song, the singer falls in love with the other waitress, winds up intoxicated, blacks out, and comes to his senses in the middle of his own wedding; as it turns out, he has now been unwittingly married to the waitress with the missing tooth. All the while, none of the three characters know each other’s names.



From the album Who I Am
B-side “If I Had You”
Released May 15, 1995
Recorded January 12, 1994
Genre Country, country rock, rockabilly
Length 3:49
Label Arista 12830
Songwriter(s) Alan Jackson Ron Jackson Andy Lofton
Producer(s) Keith Stegall





Alan Jackson – I Don’t Even Know Your Name lyrics

Well I was sitting in a roadhouse down on Highway 41
You were wiping off some ketchup on a table that was done
I knew you didn’t see me, I was in a corner booth
Of course you weren’t my waitress, mine was missing her front tooth
So I flagged you down for coffee, but I couldn’t say a thing
But I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

I’m in love with you baby, I don’t even know your name
I’ve never been too good with all those sexual games
So maybe it’s just better if we leave it this way
I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

So I ordered straight tequila, a little courage in a shot
And I asked you for a date and then I asked to tie the knot
I got a little wasted, yeah, I went a little far
I finally got to hug you when you helped me to my car
The last thing I remember I heard myself say
I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

I’m in love with you baby, I don’t even know your name
I’ve never been too good with all those sexual games
So maybe it’s just better if we leave it this way
I’m in love with you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

The next thing I remember, I was hearing wedding bells
Standing by a woman in a long white lacy veil
I raised the veil and she smiled at me without her left front tooth
And I said where the hell am I and just who the hell are you?
She said, I was your waitress and our last name’s now the same
‘Cause I’m married to you, baby, and I don’t even know your name

Yeah, I’m married to a waitress, I don’t even know her name
I’ve never been too good at all those sexual games
I never thought my love life would quite turn out this way
Hey, I’m married to a waitress and I don’t even know her name

Single Alan Jackson Arista 1995
Single Alan Jackson Arista 1995
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