Your Squaw Is on the Warpath

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Your Squaw Is on the Warpath
Loretta Lynn-Your Squaw Is on the Warpath.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released February 17, 1969
Recorded Apr. 20, 1967—Nov. 19, 1968
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Genre Country
Length 27:57
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Loretta Lynn's Greatest Hits
(1968)
Your Squaw Is on the Warpath
(1969)
If We Put Our Heads Together
(1969)
Singles from Your Squaw Is on the Warpath
  1. "You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)"
    Released: May 1968
  2. "Your Squaw Is on the Warpath"
    Released: October 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Your Squaw Is on the Warpath is twelfth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 17, 1969, by Decca Records.[2]

The album includes cover versions of hit country songs, including "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley and "Kaw-Liga" by Hank Williams, and the 1968 hit "I Walk Alone" by Marty Robbins.

The song "Barney" was on the original 1969 pressings of the album. The Salem cigarette company filed a claim that the music was a violation of their copyrighted theme for their commercials. As a result, the original LP was recalled and then re-released without this song on it.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The review published in the March 8, 1969 issue of Billboard magazine said, "It appears Miss Lynn can do no wrong when it comes to unique and fine performances and top sales. The title tune of this hot LP went right to the top of the country charts and this package of clever material will fast follow suit. Among the highlights are "You've Just Stepped In", "Kaw-Liga", and the compelling Teddy Wilburn ballad, "Taking the Place of My Man"."[4]

The album was given a positive review by Allmusic, which gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and called the album cover "one of the classic politically incorrect album covers."[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country LP's chart and No. 168 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart, becoming Lynn's third album on that chart. Two singles were released from the album, the lead single, "You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)" peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The second single, "Your Squaw Is on the Warpath" peaked at No. 3.

Recording[edit]

Recording sessions for the album took place at Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN, beginning on May 9, 1968. Three additional sessions followed on August 30, November 18 and November 19, 1968. "Living My Lifetime for You" was recorded during the January 9, 1968 session for 1968's Fist City. "(This Bottle's) Taking the Place of My Man" was recorded during the April 20, 1967 session for Lynn's 1967 album, Singin' with Feelin'.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Your Squaw Is on the Warpath"Loretta LynnAugust 30, 19682:02
2."Living My Lifetime for You"Glen JohnsonJanuary 9, 19682:24
3."Barney"Frances RhodesAugust 30, 19681:50
4."Sneakin' In"Loretta LynnNovember 18, 19682:25
5."You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)"Don TrowbridgeMay 9, 19682:17
6."(This Bottle's) Taking the Place of My Man"Teddy WilburnApril 20, 19672:41
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Kaw-Liga"Fred Rose, Hank WilliamsNovember 18, 19682:45
2."Let Me Go, You're Hurtin' Me"Lorene Allen, Loretta LynnMay 9, 19682:35
3."Harper Valley PTA"Tom T. HallNovember 19, 19683:10
4."I Walk Alone"Herbert WilsonNovember 19, 19682:54
5."He's Somewhere Between You and Me"Loretta Lynn, Doyle WilburnNovember 19, 19682:54

Revised release[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Your Squaw Is on the Warpath"Loretta LynnAugust 30, 19682:02
2."Living My Lifetime for You"Glen JohnsonJanuary 9, 19682:24
3."Sneakin' In"Loretta LynnNovember 18, 19682:25
4."You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)"Don TrowbridgeMay 9, 19682:17
5."(This Bottle's) Taking the Place of My Man"Teddy WilburnApril 20, 19672:41
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Kaw-Liga"Fred Rose, Hank WilliamsNovember 18, 19682:45
2."Let Me Go, You're Hurtin' Me"Lorene Allen, Loretta LynnMay 9, 19682:35
3."Harper Valley PTA"Tom T. HallNovember 19, 19683:10
4."I Walk Alone"Herbert WilsonNovember 19, 19682:54
5."He's Somewhere Between You and Me"Loretta Lynn, Doyle WilburnNovember 19, 19682:54

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
1969 US Hot Country LP's (Billboard) 2[6]
US Top LP's (Billboard) 168[7]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
position
1968 "You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard) 2[8]
"Your Squaw Is on the Warpath" 3[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Your Squaw Is on the Warpath at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Your Squaw Is On The Warpath". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Loretta Lynn – Your Squaw Is On The Warpath". Discogs. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Magazine - March 8, 1969". American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Loretta's Recording Sess". Loretta Lynn Fan Website. 
  6. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Loretta Lynn Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.