|B-side "The Biggest Lie"|
|Released November 30, 1974|
Writer(s) Don Gibson
"(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.
Frequently covered, the song is usually titled without the parenthetical lead. Versions have been recorded by Connie Francis, Johnny Cash (on the album American V: A Hundred Highways), B. B. King, Timi Yuro, and Frank Ifield, among others.
Roy Orbison covered the track for his 1961 album Lonely and Blue. Orbison recorded a second later version which was featured on his 1967 tribute album to Gibson, Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson.
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 Ronnie Milsap's sixth country hit and his third number one. The single would stay at number one for a single week and spent a total of ten weeks within the top 40. Milsap's recording altered the song from its original 3/4 time signature to a 4/4 time signature.