When you think of the best female country artists to ever walk this Earth, Loretta Lynn is one name that will always come to mind.
Singing songs about personal life experiences that are so relatable to so many people, she’s boasted a ton of #1 singles over her extensive country music career, spanning from 1960.
With that being said, one of her greatest hits of all time dropped 53 years ago today, “Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone),” the title-track for her album, Woman of the World/To Make a Man.
Written by Sharon Higgins, the song is a message to the “city woman” who comes to Loretta’s small town and catches the attention of her cheatin’ lover:
“You came from the city streets to my little country town Your spell is on my baby and you’ve got me sorrow bound You don’t really love him you’re playin’ around for fun Woman of the world leave my world alone.”
Lynn has admitted that a large number of her songs were written about experiences she had in her marriage with “Doolittle” Lynn, and although she didn’t write it herself, “Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)” could easily fall in that category.
They had a rocky relationship at times, as “Doolittle” had infidelity within the marriage, and had a drinking problem that could sometimes lead to him being violent.
However, she still loved the man, and they remained together until his death in 1996.
The song saw a ton of success, peaking the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969, and remained on the charts for 15 weeks.
Needless to say, the song is one of many Loretta Lynn classics.