Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton performs “Right Combination” Live On Hee Haw 1972.

The song reached the number # 14 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remained 12 weeks on the charts. In Canadian RPM Country Tracks,reached number # 26.

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Right Combination:

Lp cover Porter & Dolly ( RCA 1972 )
Lp cover Porter & Dolly ( RCA 1972 )

The Right Combination, song written by Porter Wagoner, was recorded by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton for the RCA label, recorded on April 7, 1971, at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, in the recording from the album, Porter and Dolly, were accompanied by: George McCormick (rythm guitar), Dave Kirby (guitar), Dale Sellers (guitar), Buck Trent (banjo), Pete Drake (steel), Bobby Dyson (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), Buddy Spicher (fiddle), Mack Magaha (fiddle), Hargus Robbins (piano) and Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin and June Evelyn Page (vocal background). With the production of Bob Ferguson, the single was released in May 1971, on August 14, 1971, reached the number # 14 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remained 12 weeks on the charts. In Canadian RPM Country Tracks, reached number # 26.

The song was included in Porter & Dolly’s seventh studio album, The Right Combination • Burning the Midnight Oil (RCA 1972), the album was released on January 3, 1972, reaching number # 6 on the US Top charts Country Albums, on March 4, 1972, and remained on the charts for 16 weeks.

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton – Right Combination Lyrics

Two people, together
It was just a dream until you came along
My heart was waiting just for you
Tomorrow, forever
We both heard these promises for far too long
And now you make the words come true
So touch me now
I need to have you close tonight
And show me how
You can me feel this way
# you and me, we are the right combination
For love, we’re all we need
It’s just you and me, we make the right combination
Straight from the heart, love is the key
Can’t keep it, a secret
Everything I feel is written on my face
I can’t hide my heart from you
You hold me, is magic
In your arms the world becomes a better place
Now I know what love can do
Here we go
Exactly where the road will lead us
I don’t know
I just know that you’ll be there
# you and me, we are the right combination
For love, we’re all we need
It’s just you and me, we make the right combination
Straight from the heart, love is the key
And whenever you, I’m there
Every stumble and fall, I share
I’ll be yours through it all
Coz I care, about you baby
It’s so easy to see, so strong
Now I know you and me, belong
I’ll be by your side forever…
# you and me, we are the right combination
For love, we’re all we need
It’s just you and me, we make the right combination
Straight from the heart, love is the key

Single Porter & Dolly ( RCA 1971 )
Single Porter & Dolly ( RCA 1971 )

Miquel Batlle
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