Pam Tillis performs “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” Grand Ole Opry 1991.

Released in December 1990 as the first single from the album "Put Yourself in My Place". The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

YouTube When The Cowboy Sings Channel
YouTube When The Cowboy Sings Channel

Don’t Tell Me What To Do:

Put Yourself in My Place (Cover CD Arista 1991)
Put Yourself in My Place (Cover CD Arista 1991)

“Don’t Tell Me What to Do” is a song written by Harlan Howard and Max D. Barnes, and recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. It was released in December 1990 as the first single from the album Put Yourself in My Place. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another great song: The B-Side was “Melancholy Child” from the pen of P. Tillis and B. DiPiero.

Pam Tillis – Don’t Tell Me What To Do Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We tried and we tried but it’s over
Guess I didn’t fit the image in your mind
Now you tell me to find another lover
Oh but baby aren’t you getting out of line

[Chorus]
Don’t tell me what to do
You’ve already said we are through
I’m a page that you have turned
I’m no longer your concern
So don’t tell me what to do
I’ll love you forever if I want to

[Verse 2]
You’re no longer in charge of my thinking
You’re already in love with someone else
So if I’m into all night honkytonking
Well I’m a big girl, I can take care of myself

[Chorus]
So don’t tell me what to do
You’ve already said we are through
I’m a page that you have turned
I’m no longer your concern
So don’t tell me what to do
I’ll love you forever if I want to

[Chorus]
So don’t tell me what to do
You’ve already said we are through
I’m a page that you have turned
I’m no longer your concern
So don’t tell me what to do
I’ll love you forever if I want to

Don't Tell Me What To Do (Single Arista 1990)
Don’t Tell Me What To Do (Single Arista 1990)