Take These Chains from My Heart

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"Take These Chains from My Heart" is a 1953 single by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath. The song was the last of Hank Williams' country number-one hits. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart.[1]

Lee Roy Parnell version[edit]

"Take These Chains from My Heart"
Single by Lee Roy Parnell
from the album On the Road
Released 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:22
Label Arista Nashville
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
Lee Roy Parnell singles chronology
"I'm Holding My Own"
"Take These Chains from My Heart"
"The Power of Love"

Lee Roy Parnell covered the song on his album On the Road, with a guest vocal from Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn.[2] Parnell's version peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 21
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 17

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 465. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, p. 315
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 15, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lee Roy Parnell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Roy Parnell.

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Preceded by
"Mexican Joe" by Jim Reeves
Country & Western National Best Sellers
number one single

June 6, 1953
Succeeded by
"It's Been So Long" by Webb Pierce