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"Come as You Were"
Single by T. Graham Brown
from the album Come as You Were
B-side"The Time Machine"
ReleasedDecember 10, 1988
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Paul Craft
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
T. Graham Brown singles chronology
" Darlene"
"Come as You Were"
" Never Say Never"

"Come as You Were" is a song written by Paul Craft and first recorded by American country music artist Joe Stampley on his 1980 album After Hours. It was later recorded by American country pop music artist Jerry Lee Lewis in 1983 as a single from his album My Fingers Do the Talkin on MCA Records and it peaked at #66 on the country music charts. [1]

In 1986, Barbara Mandrell cut the song for her Moments album, but it was not released as a single.

In 1988, T. Graham Brown covered the song for his album Come as You Were, releasing it as a single in December and taking it to #7 on the country music chart.

Chart performance

Chart (1988-1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [2] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM) [3] 84
US Country Songs ( Billboard) [4] 88


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 240. ISBN  978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "T. Graham Brown Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.