Jesus, Take a Hold

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"Jesus, Take a Hold"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Hag
B-side "No Reason to Quit"
Released June 13, 1970
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:18
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard singles chronology
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"Jesus, Take a Hold"
"I Can't Be Myself"

"Jesus, Take a Hold" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in June 1970 as the first single from the album Hag. "Jesus, Take a Hold" peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[1] It reached three on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 3
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 146. 
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.
  3. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Merle Haggard.

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