Originally Posted by ratpacker
Ironically a song he hated that became one of his biggest hits.
Yes and no. Back when he did this song, his immortal words were, "Nobody will buy that morbid son of a bitch." Now, you have to remember George was pretty much at the bottom of the barrel with his personal life. Billy Sherrill, who produced the song, had to piece together several sessions to get the song to fit just right. In some instances, Mr. Jones confused the lyrics with "Help Me Make It Trough The Night" - a song written by Kris Kristofferson and a hit for Sammi Smith. After the song received so many accolades, George quickly changed his mind about the song.
Bit of irony: the song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman - the same two who wrote "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" for George's ex-wife Tammy Wynette.