Lord, Let Me Leave a Song...the
unforgettable and inspiring story of
"One Day at a Time" and Hall of Fame
songwriter, the late Marijohn Wilkin.
(Quantities are extremely limited.
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Read the Book's Introduction...
Honored as “One of the 100 Most Important Books about Nashville’s Music

  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “The Long Black Veil”
  • “Waterloo”
  • “I Have Returned”
  • “PT-109”
  • “I Have Returned”

...just a few of the chart-topping hit songs from Marijohn Wilkin, legendary National
Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee.

Her tunes have been recorded by cross-grain of music’s Who’s Who—from Elvis
Presley to Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, Kenneth Copeland, Shirley Caesar, Stonewall
Jackson, the Chieftans and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Her book,
Lord, Let Me Leave a Song, tells the unforgettable and inspiring life story
of this gifted woman who penned so many tunes of sadness, laughter and hope.

From the tiny north Texas town of Sanger to the stages and airwaves of the world, her
saga takes you from the tragic side of success to the happiness and riches of faith.

You will enjoy the memories of Nashville’s “Den Mother” shared candidly by
music greats Kris Kristofferson, Buck Wilkin (her son, who hit the top-40
charts with “Little GTO” and “Sandy” as Ronny and the Daytonas), Jessi
Colter, Mel Tillis, John D. Loudermilk, Dallas Frazier, Teddy Wilburn and more!

You will read of the challenges, from the death of her first husband during World War
II, hard times trying to care for her mother and only child, the magnetic pull of the
upside-down world of the Nashville scene, and that dramatic night when she tried to
commit suicide.

Originally published in 1978, this book continues to find new fans around the globe.

“An uplifting story…” —Hollywood’s Rhonda Fleming

“…a perceptive insight into the local music industry and a woman’s
—Nashville Banner

“Intriguing!”The Singing News

“Superlative job…!”Charisma Magazine

Quantities of this printing are extremely limited.
(159 pages, with numerous photos)
Marijohn with Willie Nelson and
Kris Kristofferson (from the book,
Nashville’s Lower Broad: The Street
that Music Made
Bill Rouda, Smithsonian Books)
Early photo of Marijohn
with Kris Kristofferson