You Take Me for Granted

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"You Take Me for Granted"
Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Going Where the Lonely Go
B-side "I Won't Give Up My Train"
Released March 12, 1983
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label Epic
Writer(s) Leona Williams
Producer(s) Merle Haggard
Lewis Talley
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Going Where the Lonely Go"
"You Take Me for Granted"
"Pancho and Lefty"

"You Take Me for Granted" is a song written by Leona Williams, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in March 1983 as the second single from the album Going Where the Lonely Go. "You Take Me for Granted" was Merle Haggard's twenty-ninth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 9


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 148. 
  2. ^ "Merle Haggard – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Merle Haggard.

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Preceded by
"Common Man"
by John Conlee
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 28, 1983
Succeeded by
"Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)"
by Waylon Jennings