Take These Chains From My Heart

Written by Fred RoseHy HeathUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Take These Chains from My Heart” is a song by Hank Williams. It was written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath and was recorded at Williams’ final recording session on September 23, 1952, in Nashville. The song has been widely praised; Williams’ biographer Colin Escott deems it “perhaps the best song [Rose] ever presented to Hank…It was one of the very few songs that sounded somewhat similar to a Hank Williams song.” Williams is backed by Tommy Jackson (fiddle), Don Helms (steel guitar), Chet Atkins (lead guitar), Jack Shook (rhythm guitar), and Floyd “Lightnin'” Chance (bass). In the wake of Williams’ death on New Year’s Day, 1953, the song shot to No. 1, his final chart-topping hit for MGM Records. Like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” the song’s theme of despair, so vividly articulated by Williams’ typically impassioned singing, reinforced the image of Hank as a tortured, mythic figure. […]


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 27th, 1969 - 5 & 6

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

3:16 • Rehearsal • Jan.27 - D6-05 - Take These Chains From My Heart 27.76

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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