Ronnie Milsap performs “Let’s Take The Long Way Around The World” Live On Hee Haw.

Reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week and staying a total of 12 weeks in the charts. It also reached at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included in the ninth studio album, Only One Love in My Life (RCA 1978)

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Let’s Take The Long Way Around The World

Lp cover Ronnie Milsap ( RCA 1978 )
Lp cover Ronnie Milsap ( RCA 1978 )

“Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World,” a song written by Archie Jordan and Naomi Martin, was recorded by Ronnie Milsap for the RCA label, in January 1978, in Nashville, TN. In the recording session of the album, Ronnie was accompanied by: Pete Bordonali (guitar), Jerry McCoy (electric guitar), Kim todd (electric guitar), Jimmy Capps (rhythm guitar), Ray Edenton (rhythm guitar), Dicky Overbey and Hal Rugg (steel), Johnny Cobb (bass guitar and background vocal), Mike Leech (bass guitar), Clyde Brooks and Kenny Malone (drums), David Briggs, Bobby Ogdin and Hargus Robbins (piano), Charlie McCoy (harmonica) and Sherry Cobb (vocal back). With the production of Tom Collins, the song was released on September 2, 1978, and on October 28, 1978, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week and staying a total of 12 weeks in the charts. And on November 18, 1978, it also reached at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the eleventh number one in Ronnie Milsap’s career.

The song was included in the ninth studio album, Only One Love in My Life (RCA 1978), the album was released in mid-1978, reaching number # 3 of the US Top Country Albums charts, on July 29, 1978, remaining in the charts a total of 53 weeks. The album was certified gold in the USA.



Versions:

Kenny Rogers & Dottie West 1979 (United Artists Records)
Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius 1979 (RCA Victor)
The Links 1979 (Link Records)
Floyd Cramer 1979 (RCA Victor) Instrumental
Val Doonican 1981 (RCA)





Ronnie Milsap – Let’s Take The Long Way Around The World Lyrics

In the daily rush of things
If we stop to think it seems
We never have time alone

Doing things we have to do
Not much time for me and you
Before me know it, it will all be gone

Let’s take the long way around the world
Sharing each other as we go
Let’s take the long way around the world
And let’s take it real slow

I get hungry just to talk
Take your hand and take a wake
I never have you to myself enough

The two of us are really one
And when it’s all said and done
The only thing that really lasts is love

Let’s take the long way around the world
Sharing each other as we go
Let’s take the long way around the world
And let’s take it real slow (Repeat twice to fade)

Single Ronnie Milsap ( RCA 1978 )
Single Ronnie Milsap ( RCA 1978 )

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