Song written by Glenn Sutton and Billy Sherrill, was recorded by David Houston in January 1966 and Released in June 1966, produced by Billy Sherrill. It was included on the album of the same name, for the seal Epic, which would be the third work of David.The song reached number one on August 13, 1966, and did not leave this position until October 14 of the same year, it remained nine consecutive weeks, being it’s first number one of a total of seven, few singers can boast of this success.
The song is about a married man, who is in a tavern, sees a beautiful woman, and rushes towards her, forgetting that he is married, while they dance a slow dance, he sees the reflection of his wedding ring, and remembers his marriage vows, he stops dancing and leaves, almost succumbs to temptation, that’s why the title, Almost Persuaded.
The song won a Grammy Award for the best Country & Western recording of 1966.
Some versions :
Ben Colder 1966 ( MGM )
Pozo seco singers 1966 ( Columbia )
Patti Page 1966 ( Columbia )
Larry Butler 1966 ( HBR )
Etta James 1968 ( Cadet Records )
Crispian St. Peters 1967 ( Decca )
Floyd Cramer 1971 ( Pickwick )
Louis Amstrong 1971 ( Avco Embassy )
Tammy Waynette 1975 ( Epic )
Claudel Clarke 1976 ( Glory Records )
…And many more.
Track list album :
From A Jack To A King
We Got Love
I’ve Been Had
Tonight You Belong To Me
Livin’ In A House Full Of Love
Heart, We Did All That We Could
Don’t Mention Tomorrow
David Houston – Almost Persuaded Lyrics
Last night all alone in a barroom
Met a girl with a drink in her hand
She had ruby red lips, coal black hair
And eyes that would tempt any man.
Then she came and sat down at my table
As she placed her soft hands in mine
I found myself wanting to kiss her
For temptation was flowing like wine.
And I was almost persuaded to strip myself of my pride
Almost persuaded to push my conscience aside
Then we danced and she whispered, “I need you,
Take me away from here and be my man. ”
Then I looked into her eyes and saw it
The reflection of my wedding band
And I was almost persuaded to let strange lips lead me on
Almost persuaded but your sweet love made me stop and go home.