Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me

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"Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me" is a song first recorded by Wayne Raney, written by Raney and his musical partner Lonnie Glosson. Wayne Raney had the most successful release of his career when his version of "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me" went to number one on the Country & Western charts.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

In 1949 there were three covers of the song:

  • Mervin Shiner and Bob Atcher both made the top ten on the Country & Western charts with their versions.[2]
  • Rhythm and Blues singer/saxophonist, Bull Moose Jackson went to number two for two weeks on the Race Records chart with his version.[3]

The song is mentioned by Edward Abbey in his novel, The Brave Cowboy (chapter 20), as "a jolting music, playing on the jukebox".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 280. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 512. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 281. 
Preceded by
"Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
Best Selling Retail Country & Western Records
number one single by Wayne Raney

September 10, 1949
Succeeded by
"Slipping Around" by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely