You Better Keep It on Your Mind

Hank Williams, Jr.

About You Better Keep It on Your Mind

"You Better Keep It on Your Mind" is a song by Hank Williams. It was composed by Williams and Vic McAlpin and released as a posthumous single by Williams in 1954 on MGM Records. The B-side was "Low Down Blues." McAplin was a staff songwriter at Acuff-Rose and had made minor contributions to Hank's "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" while the pair went on a fishing trip. Thematically, "You Better Keep It on Your Mind" is similar to "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)," with the narrator warning his significant other to take him seriously. The second voice on the recording is speculated to be Hank Snow. 


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1985
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[Key: E]
Now if (E)you go out and start a playing around 
Your baby`s gonna tear your playhouse down
You better (A)keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your (E)mind (all the time)
You`ll be (B7)moanin` and a groanin`, Lord you better keep it on your (E)mind

Now wrong is wrong and right is right
If you make a snake mad he`s sure gonna bite
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
I`ve had it proven to me, Lord you better keep it on your mind

Every fuss with a woman has got the same ole end
I don`t believe the good Lord meant for a man to win
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You`ll be singing blue and lonesome, Lord you better keep it on your mind

If you make your baby mad and she says goodbye 
There ain`t a thing you can do but sit at home and cry 
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better call her sweet mama, Lord you better keep it on your mind

If the judge says pay her forty dollars a week
You`ll dig up the money or you`ll work the streets
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
When you`re wearing striped britches, son it`s gonna stay on your mind

So kiss her every mornin` and love her every night
Boy you can`t win no matter if you`re right
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better keep it on your mind (all the time)
You better heed this warning, Lord you better keep it on your mind

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Hank Williams

Hank Williams (/hæŋk wɪljəmz /; September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. more »

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Written by: MCALPIN, WILLIAMS, SR.

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