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Take Good Care Of Her

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Ed Warren, Arthur Kent

Recorded: July 21-22, 1973, Stax Studios, Memphis
Released master is take 6.

Single:w/ "I've Got A Thing About You Baby", APBO-0196, January 1974
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, GB-10485, March 1976

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#39 on Billboard Hot 100
#63 on Cash Box chart
#4 on Country chart
#27 on Easy Listening chart

1st LP release: Good Times - March 20, 1974
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My Spin

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Elvis' version of "Take Good Care Of Her" is as decent as anyone else's, but it's always been a rather mediocre country tune to me, and not really the best choice to lead off the Good Times album. Or maybe it's just because I think the flip side of this single deserves all the attention. :)

More to come later, meanwhile, check out the music and links!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

[Pianist Bobby Wood] begins "Take Good Care Of Her", on which strings (or possibly synthesizer) were over-dubbed. Kathy Westmoreland sings a later verse well.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

Well sung, medium tempo, C&W ballad with full instrumental backing (which was later stripped away to reveal Elvis' voice).

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"Take Good Care Of Her" Lyrics and Downloads

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

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Take Good Care Of Her karaoke - Elvis PresleyTake Good Care Of Her
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