I'll Take You There

Roebuck "Pops" Staples, The Staple Singers

About I'll Take You There

"I'll Take You There" is a song written by Al Bell (using his real name Alvertis Isbell), and originally performed by soul/gospel family band The Staple Singers. The Staple Singers version, produced by Bell, was released on Stax Records in February 1972, and spent a total of 15 weeks on the charts and reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. It is ranked as the 19th biggest American hit of 1972. The song was also a significant chart hit in two later cover versions. A 1991 cover version by BeBe & CeCe Winans, with Mavis Staples featured as a guest artist, made it to number one on the R&B chart, and also reached no. 90 on the Hot 100. In 1994, the British band General Public released a cover of "I'll Take You There" which peaked at no. 22 on the Hot 100. Rap trio Salt-N-Pepa sampled "I'll Take You There" in their 1991 hit "Let's Talk About Sex". 


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2007
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Oh mmm  I know a place  
Ain't nobody cryin'  
Ain't nobody worried  
Ain't no smilin' faces  
Mmm, no no  
Lyin' to the races  
Help me, come on, come on  
Somebody, help me now  (I'll take you there)  
Help me, ya'all  (I'll take you there)  
Help me now  (I'll take you there)  
Oh!  (I'll take you there)  
Oh! Oh! Mercy!  (I'll take you there)  
Oh, let me take you there  (I'll take you there)    
Oh-oh! Let me take you there!  (I'll take you there)    
Play your, play your piano now  
All right  Ah do it do it  
Come on now  
Play on it, play on it  
Daddy daddy daddy  
Ooh, Lord  
All right now  
Baby, easy now  
Now, come on, little lady  
All right  
Dum-dum-dum-dum  
Sock it, sock it    
Ah, oh, oh!  
I know a place, ya'all  (I'll take you there)  
Ain't nobody cryin'  (I'll take you there)  
Ain't nobody worried  (I'll take you there)  
No smilin' faces  (I'll take you there)  
Uh-uh  (Lyin' to the races)  (I'll take you there)  
Oh, no  Oh!  (I'll take you there)  
Oh oh oh!  (I'll take you there)  
Mercy now!  (I'll take you there)  
I'm callin' callin' callin' mercy  (I'll take you there)  
Mercy mercy!  (I'll take you there)  
Let me  (I'll take you there)  
Oh oh!  I'll take you there  (I'll take you there)  
Oh oh oh oh  Wanna take you there!  (I'll take you there)  Just take me by the hand  
Let me  (I'll take you there)  
Let me, let me, let me lead the way  
Oh!  (I'll take you there)  
Let me take you there  (I'll take you there)  
Let me take you there!  (I'll take you there)  
Ain't no smilin' faces  (I'll take you there)  
Up in here, lyin' to the races  (I'll take you there)  
You oughta, you gotta gotta come let me, let me  (I'll take you there)  
Take you, take you, take you over there  (I'll take you there)  Ooh!  Oh! Oh!  All right  (I'll take you there)  
Oh-oh! All right!  (I'll take you there)  
Oh! Oh!  (I'll take you there)  
Mmmm ah  Oh! Yeah!  (I'll take you there)  
Whoa!  (I'll take you there)  
Let me lead the way  (I'll take you there)

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The Staple Singers

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again". more »

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Written by: Alvertis Isbell

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