July 2

“Take Me”: George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s First Duet Together


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The moment you meet that person you always say is the one everything in life would be different. The way you look at things will also change. All the hardships, trials or pain that you have will suddenly not seem to look that way because you know that being with the person you love makes everything easy.

“Take Me”: George Jones as Solo Artist

George Jones and Tammy Wynette were a beautiful couple, and so was the music they collaborated together. They have released nine albums together and had fourteen songs that entered the Billboard chart. They have scored three number one songs on the chart. But do you know the first song that they have recorded together and entered the chart? It was “Take Me.” In 1965 George Jones together with Leon Payne wrote the song. George released the song as a single for him. His song did well on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart because it peaked at No. 8. Furthermore, the song remained on the chart for a total of 18 weeks.

“Take Me”: George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s Duet

George Jones single may have entered the top 10 of the chart but “Take Me” is not remembered as a song sang by George Jones. “Take Me” is mostly remembered as a duet between George Jones and his wife Tammy Wynette. This was their first duet together that entered the Billboard chart. It was also one of the songs on their first album called We Go Together. In 1971 George Jones and Tammy Wynette decided to record a duet version of the song “Take Me” for their first album. This was their only song in their album to enter the Billboard chart. The song, “Take Me” peaked at No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1972.

About the Song

The song “Take Me” about is love concurring all the pain and trials in life. In George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s song, they define love to be the answer or solution to most problems. Like when the narrator says that when he is with the woman, winter seems to feel like spring. Furthermore, the narrator also express that,

“The very moment I saw your smile

It would be like heaven to me”

Which means she gives him a good feeling and always makes life easy for him. That is what love is all about. Love should not make us feel bad or uncomfortable rather love should always be the answer to every question.

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