Charlie Rich performs “I Take It On Home” Live On Hee Haw.

It reached the number # 6 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and the charts of Canada Rpm Country Tracks, reached number # 3.

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I Take It On Home:

I Take It on Home, a song written by Kenny O’dell, was recorded by Charlie Rich for the Epic label, recorded on June 13, 1972, at the Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, with the production of Billy Sherrill, the song was released in July 1972, on November 25, 1972, reached the number # 6 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and the charts of Canada Rpm Country Tracks, reached number # 3.

Album cover Charlie Rich ( Epic 1973 )
Album cover Charlie Rich ( Epic 1973 )

The song was included in Charlie’s tenth studio album, Behind Closed Doors (Epic 1973), on June 16, 1973, it reached # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, for 21 weeks in a row, and remained on lists for 100 weeks. On the charts of Canada Country Albums, I reach number # 3. The album was certified quadruple platinum in USA, double platinum in Canada. The album received the Country Music Association award for Album of the Year, and Rich won the 1974 Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance Male and also took home four Academy of Country Music awards for this album.

Some Versions:

Johnny Paycheck 1972 (Epic)
Glen Campbell 1973 (Capitol)
Bobby Womack 1976 (United Artists Records)
Rhett Sanborn 1980 (High Chaparral)
Steve Lawrence 1981 (Applause Records)
Lee Sims & The Platte River Band 2000 (Genes Records)

Charlie Rich – I Take It On Home Lyrics

Sometimes at the end of the day
Before I head home, I make a stop along the way
A couple of drinks, wait for the five o’clock rush to go by

And almost always there’s a lady
Oh, and it’s so hard when she starts coming on
I back it on up, turn it around and take it on home

Sometimes I’ve gotta go out of town
I’ll be gone for a couple of days
And this buddy of mine he’s a hound in the first degree

And almost always there’s the ladies
And it ain’t easy when they’re out and alone
But I back it on up, turn it around, take it on home

I take it on home to a woman who sticks by me
‘Cause I believe she’d do the same if she was me
And I wouldn’t know where to turn to if she was gone
So when I ain’t working, I don’t hang out, I take it on home
I back it on up, turn it around and take it on home

Single Charlie Rich ( Epic 1972 )
Single Charlie Rich ( Epic 1972 )

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