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Song written by Rodney Crowell, was recorded for the first time by Emmylou Harris for his third studio job, Elite Hotel (Reprise Records 1975), the album reached number one on the US country charts.

Before the Crystal Gayle recording, it was recorded by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker and Bobby Bare.

Crystal records the song for the Elektra label, with the production of Jimmy Bowen, the song is released on October 27, 1982, on February 12, 1983, it would reach number one on the US Hot Country Songs charts, it would be its eleventh number one for Crystal. The song would be included on the album, True love (Elektra 1982), it would arrive at the number 14 position of U.S. Billboard Top Country Album.

Some versions:

Emmylou Harris 1975 (Reprise)
Waylon Jennings 1977 (RCA)
Willie Nelson 1977 (Columbia)
Jerry Jeff Walker 1978 (MCA)
Bobby Bare 1978 (Columbia)
Rodney Crowell 1981 (Warner)
George Hamilton IV 1984 (Range)
Blue Rodeo 1989 (MCA)
Van Morrison 2006 (Exile Records)

Crystal Gayle – ‘Till I Gain Control Again lyrics

Just like the sun over the mountain top
You know I’ll always come again
You know I love to spend my morning time
Like sunlight dancing on your skin

I’ve never gone so wrong as for telling lies to you
What you’ve seen is what I’ve been
There is nothing I could hide from you
You see me better than I can

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I only hope that you can hold me now
Til I can gain control again

Like a lighthouse you must stand alone
Landmark a sailor’s journey’s end
No matter what seas I’ve been sailing on
I’ll always roll your way again

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I only hope that you can hold me now
Til I can gain control again
Til I can gain control again

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