Faron Young performs “It’s Four In The Morning” Live On Hee Haw 1973.

The song reached number one on the USA country charts, on February 19, 1972, for two weeks in a row, it would be the fifth and final number one for Faron Young. It was also a great success in the United Kingdom, something rare in a country song, reaching the number 3 spot in the UK Singles Chart in September 1972, as well as in the Top Ten (# 9) in Australia, during the end of August 1972.

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it’s Four in the Morning:

Lp cover Faron Young ( Mercury 1972 )
Lp cover Faron Young ( Mercury 1972 )

A song written by Jerry Chesnut, it was recorded by Faron Young, on September 28, 1971, for the Mercury label, with the production of Jerry Kennedy, and it was released in November 1971. The song reached number one on the USA country charts, on February 19, 1972, for two weeks in a row, it would be the fifth and final number one for Faron Young. The song would be included on the album, It’s Four In The Morning (Mercury 1972). It was one of the great successes of Faron Young. It was also a great success in the United Kingdom, something rare in a country song, reaching the number 3 spot in the UK Singles Chart in September 1972, as well as in the Top Ten (# 9) in Australia, during the end of August. 1972.

Single cover Spain Version ( Mercury 1972 )
Single cover Spain Version (Mercury 1972)

More than 500,000 copies were sold in the United Kingdom and 750,000 copies in North America in early 1973, which gave Young a gold record granted by the RIAA.

“It’s Four in the Morning” has also sealed a place in the history of country music.A live video clip of Young singing the song was the first music video that aired on the CMT when the cable TV channel was first released. time on March 5, 1983, as CMTV.

 

Single cover Jimmy Lawton ( 1979 )
Single cover Jimmy Lawton ( 1979 )

Versions:

Dickey Lee 1972 (RCA Victor)
Ernest Tubb 1972 (Decca)
Sonny James 1973 (Columbia)
Hank Snow 1973 (RCA Victor)
Ian B. MacLeod 1978 (Bunyip Records)
Jimmy Lawton 1979 (Polydor)
Willie Nelson & Faron Young 1985 (Columbia)
Carl Vaughan 1999 (Rafter V Records)

… and some more …

Faron Young – It’s Four In The Morning Lyrics

It’s four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me
Wishing I’d never met her knowing if I’d forget her
How much better off she would be
The longer I hold on and the longer this goes on
The harder that it’s gonna be
But it’s four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me
I’ve never deserved her God knows when I hurt her
That’s the last thing that I want to do
She tries but she can’t tell how she feels but I know
Too well what she’s going through
If I love her so much I don’t know why I can’t do
The right thing and just let her be
But it’s four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me

Last night I told her this time it’s all over making
Ten times I’ve told her goodbye
Last night we broke up this morning I woke up
And for the tenth time I’m changing my mind
I saw more love in her eyes when I left her
Than most foolish men will ever see
And it’s four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me
It’s four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me

Single Faron Young ( Mercury 1971 )
Single Faron Young ( Mercury 1971 )

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