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Take Good Care of Her

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(Warren / Kent)

 

Information:

Take Good Care of Her was written by Ed Warren and Arthur Kent and first recorded by Adam Wade (Coed 546) in 1961. Wade's recording reached #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #20 on the rhythm & blues chart. Other popular recordings include those by Mel Carter (Imperial 66208) in 1966; Sonny James (Capitol 5612), whose version was number one on the country chart in 1966; and Johnny Mathis (Columbia 45777) in 1973.

 

Elvis recorded Take Good Care of Her on July 21, 1973, at Stax Studios in Memphis. His single release had a seven-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at #39. Take Good Care of Her reached #4 on the country chart and #27 on the Easy-Listening chart.

 

Lyrics:


Take good care of her, take good care of her

I suppose I ought to say congratulations
For you won the only girl I ever loved
But I hurt too much to face the situation
Just take good care of her, take good care of her

Just to be around her was my greatest pleasure
She was everything my future held in store
So remember when you take my only treasure
Just take good care of her, take good care of her

I must accept it, she loves you more than me
So with my broken heart I'll bow out gracefully
Please don't send me any wedding invitation
For I couldn't bear to see her there with you
If she's happy, that will be my consolation
Just take good care of her, take good care of her

Take good care of her, take good care of her


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on single 

 

Singles:

- I've Got a Thing About You Baby / Take Good Care of Her (RCA APBO-0196) January 1974. Standard release

- I've Got a Thing About You Baby / Take Good Care of Her (RCA DJBO-0196) January 1974. Disc jockey promotional release.

- I've Got a Thing About You Baby / Take Good Care of Her (RCA GB-10485) February 1976. Gold standard series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Good Times (1974)

- Our Memories of Elvis (1979)
- Walk a Mile in My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995) - box
- Platinum - A Life in Music (1997) - box

- A Touch of Platinum, Vol. 2 (1998)

- Country Collection (2001) - Time Life
- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)
- Today Tomorrow and Forever (2002) - box
- Elvis Country (2006)

- Good Times (2009) - FTD

- Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 1, 2 & 3 (2012) - FTD

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD

 

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