About the song

Ah, Conway Twitty. Now that’s a name that evokes a bygone era of country music. A rich baritone with a smooth delivery, Twitty reigned supreme on the charts for decades, captivating audiences with his heartfelt storytelling and smooth blend of rock and roll with classic country stylings. Today, we delve into one of his earlier hits, a song that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Twitty’s charm – I’ll Try.

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Released in 1958, I’ll Try predates Twitty’s iconic pairing with Loretta Lynn, but it already showcases the qualities that would make him a legend. The song arrived at a pivotal time for country music. Rock and roll was beginning to dominate the airwaves, and Nashville was grappling with how to stay relevant. I’ll Try strikes a beautiful balance. The gentle strumming of the acoustic guitar and the melancholic melody are undeniably country, yet there’s a subtle undercurrent of rockabilly rhythm in the percussion that keeps it fresh and engaging.

Now, let’s turn our attention to the lyrics. I’ll Try is a ballad, a heartfelt plea from a man offering unwavering devotion to his love. The opening lines are a testament to Twitty’s ability to convey complex emotions with simple phrasing: “Well, if you want someone to love you, I’ll try, oh, how I’ll try.” There’s no grand declaration, no empty promises. Just a sincere, quiet determination to be there for his beloved.

As the song progresses, the depth of his commitment becomes even clearer. He promises to be a shoulder to cry on, to “hide the tears that you cry.” The repeated line “I’ll try” takes on a powerful meaning. It’s not just about effort, it’s about unwavering loyalty and a deep understanding that love often requires sacrifice and empathy.

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I’ll Try wasn’t just a hit for Twitty, it became a standard covered by numerous artists throughout the years. Its enduring appeal lies in its timeless message. Love, with all its complexities, is at the core. It’s a song that resonates with anyone who has ever pledged their heart to another, a testament to the enduring power of simple, sincere devotion.

So, put on your favorite pair of boots, settle back, and let I’ll Try transport you to a simpler time, a time when country music spoke straight to the heart with a gentle twang and a whole lot of soul.

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Lyrics

“I’ll Try”

Well, if your heartaches are many
And your friends are few
Well, darlin’ I, I, I, I sympathize with you.

If your days, your days ‘re lonely
And your nights are blue
Well darlin’ I, I, I, I sympathize with you.

Well, if you want someone to love you
I’ll try, oh, how I’ll try
Well if you need someone to hold you
Close by his side.
Yea, Yea, Yea.

I’ll try, I’ll try to hide
The tears that you cry
Well darlin’, I, I, I, I sympathize with you.

Well, if you want someone to love you
I’ll try, oh, how I’ll try
Well if you need someone to hold you
Close by his side.
Yea, Yea, Yea.

I’ll try, I’ll try to hide
The tears that you cry
Well Darlin’, I, I, I, I sympathize with you.

Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea…