(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time

"(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time"
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Single by Ronnie Milsap
from the album A Legend in My Time
B-side"The Biggest Lie"
ReleasedNovember 30, 1974
LabelRCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Don Gibson
Producer(s)Tom Collins, Jack D. Johnson
Ronnie Milsap singles chronology
"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
"(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time"
"Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry"

"(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time" is a song written and recorded by Don Gibson in 1960. It appeared as the B-side of his hit "Far Far Away", from the album Sweet Dreams. Gibson re-recorded the song on the 1972 album Country Green.

Ronnie Milsap Recording[]

The song was recorded by Ronnie Milsap and released in November 1974 as the lead single from his album A Legend in My Time. This was Milsap's sixth country hit and his third number one. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks within the top 40.[1] Milsap's recording altered the song from its original 3/4 time signature to a 4/4 time signature.[2]

Chart performance[]

Chart (1974–75) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Other cover versions[]

Frequently covered, the song is usually titled without the parenthetical lead. Versions have been recorded by

RPM Adult Contemporary, May 19, 1973</ref> and #29 U.S.[4]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second ion. Record Research. p. 232.
  2. ^ Rich, Kienzle (2004). Ultimate Ronnie Milsap (CD booklet). Ronnie Milsap. RCA Records. 82876.
  3. ^ "Ronnie Milsap Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 67.