Moe Bandy And Joe Stampley performs “Holding The Bag” Live On Pop! Goes The Country 1980.

Reached number #7 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining a 14 weeks total on the list. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It also reached #7. The song was included in the Duo Moe & Joe's debut album, Just Good Ol 'Boys (Columbia 1979)

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Holding The Bag:

Lp cover Moe & Joe ( Columbia 1979 )
Lp cover Moe & Joe ( Columbia 1979 )

“Holding the Bag”, a song written by B. Moore and P. Bunch, was recorded by the country music duo Moe & Joe for the Columbia label, in May 1979, at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN and Jack Clement Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. At the recording session of the album, Moe & Joe, were accompanied by: Billy Sanford (guitar), Bob Moore (Bass), Buddy Emmons (Steel), Charlie McCoy (Harmonica), Chip Young (guitar), Hargus Robbins (piano), Hayward Bishop, Jimmy Capps (guitar), Johnny Gimble (Fiddle), Kenny Malone (Drums), Leo Jackson (guitar), Phil Baugh (guitar), Terry McMillan (backgroud vocals), Tommy Allsup (guitar), Weldon Myrick (steel). With the production of Ray Baker, the song was released in October 1979, and on January 5, 1980, reached number #7 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining a 14 weeks total on the list. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It also reached #7.

The song was included in the Duo Moe & Joe’s debut album, Just Good Ol ‘Boys (Columbia 1979), the album was released in the fall of 1979, and on December 8, 1979, reached #11 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, and remained a total of 55 weeks on the charts.





Moe Bandy And Joe Stampley – Holding The Bag Lyrics

You always leave me holding the bag
Don’t you know it’s gettin’ purty heavy to drag
You think it’s funny but it ain’t no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag.

Remember out in Austin that time that we got tight
You told that ole boy that I wanted to fight
Now Moe you know I really thought a that you could win
And I didn’t see no sense in me a steppin’ in
You almost got me killed when you started to brag
And that’s when you ran off and left me holding the bag.

You always leave me holding the bag
Don’t you know it’s gettin’ purty heavy to drag
You think it’s funny but it ain’t no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag.

Remember back in Nashville when we picked up them two
The ole ugly one for me and the purty one for you
Well Joe I bought the gas and it was my car
And I got stuck for all the beer at the bar
Yeah you were up front a playin’ lover’s tag
While I was in the back seat just a holdin’ the bag.



You always leave me holding the bag
Don’t you know it’s gettin’ purty heavy to drag
You think it’s funny but it ain’t no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag.

Remember when I needed your alibi
My wife called you up and you didn’t lie
Now that’s not as bad as when you had me to drive
And I ended up with that DWI
Now after all we’ve done it’s a wonder we’re friends
But ole Pal you know we’d do it again.

You always leave me holding the bag
Don’t you know it’s gettin’ purty heavy to drag
You think it’s funny but it ain’t no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag.

You always leave me holding the bag
Don’t you know it’s gettin’ purty heavy to drag
You think it’s funny but it ain’t no gag
How come you always leave me holding the bag…

Single Moe & Joe ( Columbia 1979 )
Single Moe & Joe ( Columbia 1979 )

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