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You Ain't Woman Enough

You Ain't Woman Enough is the seventh studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on September 12, 1966, by Decca Records. It was Lynn's first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, as well as her first album to chart on the Billboard 200.

You Ain't Woman Enough
Loretta Lynn-You Ain't Woman Enough.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released September 12, 1966
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
I Like 'Em Country
You Ain't Woman Enough
Country Christmas
Singles from You Ain't Woman Enough
  1. "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"
    Released: April 27, 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The lead single, "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" became Lynn's biggest hit up to that point, peaking at No. 2. The flip side of the single, "A Man I Hardly Know", charted on the Country Singles chart in 1967. Cover versions of previous hits by other artists includeNancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and Dolly Parton's "Put It Off Until Tomorrow".

Allmusic gave the album a positive review, calling Lynn's cover version of the Wilburn Brothers' hit "It's Another World" an "excellent version" of their song. The song includes double track harmony vocals of Lynn singing. The album includes three other Lynn compositions, one of which was co-written with another songwriter.


Cover versionsEdit

The title song was recorded by the Grateful Dead several times in 1973. Sung by female vocalist of the band, Donna Jean Godchaux, it was never played over its original play length and was kept from becoming one of their extended jams. Martina McBride covered the song for her album Timeless. The song has proved popular with southern soul artists with June Edwards (1968) and Shirley Brown (1995) recording two well known versions. A comedic version of the song was recorded for the 2005 film Be Cool by Dwayne Johnson, with the full music video viewable on the DVD extras and YouTube.[2] Hayley Williams, lead singer of rock band Paramore, has regularly performed the song while on tour;[3] in 2010, Paramore recorded the song for the tribute album Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.

Track listingEdit

  1. "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" - 2:15 (Lynn)
  2. "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" - 2:30 (Bill Owens, Dolly Parton)
  3. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" - 2:22 (Lee Hazlewood)
  4. "God Gave Me a Heart to Forgive" - 2:59 (Iva Cummings, Bob Cummings, Barbara Cummings, Lynn)
  5. "Keep Your Change" - 1:56 (Lynn)
  6. "Someone Before Me" - 2:33 (Bobby Hicks)
  7. "The Darkest Day" - 2:37 (Lynn)
  8. "Tippy Toeing" - 1:59 (Bobby Harden)
  9. "Talking to the Wall" - 2:31 (Warner MacPherson, Bill Montague)
  10. "A Man I Hardly Know" - 2:02 (Lynn)
  11. "Is It Wrong (For Loving You)" - 2:26 (Warner MacPherson)
  12. "It's Another World" - 1:58 (Richard D. Statler)

Chart positionsEdit

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1966 Country Albums 1
1966 Pop Albums 140

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1966 "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" Country Singles 2
1967 "A Man I Hardly Know" Country Singles 72