Vern Gosdin & Janie Fricke performs “Hangin’ On” Live On Pop! Goes The Country.

It reached #16 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 15 weeks. On the charts of Canadian RPM country tracks, it reached #15. The song was included in Vern Gosdin's debut solo album, Till the End (Elektra 1977)

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Hangin’ On

Lp cover Vern Gosdin ( Elektra 1977 )
Lp cover Vern Gosdin ( Elektra 1977 )

“Hangin’ On”, a song written by Ira Allen & Buddy Mize, was first recorded by The Gosdin Bros. for the Bakersfield International label in July 1967 at Gary S. Paxton Studio, Bakersfield, CA.

Vern Gosdin re-recorded it as a duet with Emmylou Harris for the Elektra label in August 1976 at Sound Stage Studio, 10 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN. With the production of Gary S. Paxton, the song was released in October 1976, on January 8, 1977, it reached #16 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 15 weeks. On the charts of Canadian RPM country tracks, it reached #15.The song was included in Vern Gosdin’s debut solo album, Till the End (Elektra 1977), the album was released in July 1977, on September 3, 1977, reached #10 on the charts of U.S. Top Country Albums, remaining on the charts a total of 21 weeks.



Some versions :

The Gosdin Bros. 1967 ( Bakersfield International )
Leon Ashley & Margie Singleton 1967 ( Ashley Records )
Jean Shepard 1968 ( Capitol )
Waylon Jennings 1968 ( RCA )
Johnny Darrell 1968 ( United Artists Records )
Kitty Wells 1968 ( Decca )
Henson Cargill 1969 ( Monument )
The Wilburn Brothers 1969 ( Decca )
Cher 1969 ( Atco Records )
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty 1971 ( MCA )
Barbara MAndrell 1987 ( EMI America )
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison 2014 ( Thirty Tigers )





Vern Gosdin – Hangin’ On Lyrics

It’s true you have me twisted around your finger
It seems that’s where I belong
You know how to hold me to thrill me and control me
Just enough to keep me a hanging on ah-ha-ah
Just enough to keep me a hanging on

My heart is like a yo-yo on a string
I’m tied to you right or wrong
My love keeps a growing cause your love keeps a showing
Just enough to keep me a hanging on ah-ha-ah
Just enough to keep me a hanging on

A love that’s strong as mine will make me do most anything
Like hiding tears and heartaches and dreaming silly dreams
You’ve got me where you want me you keep stringing me along
Just enough to keep me a hanging on ah-ha-ah
Just enough to keep me a hanging on

Single Vern Gosdin ( Elektra 1976 )
Single Vern Gosdin ( Elektra 1976 )

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