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Charley Pride - Mountain Of Love

Peaking at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 18 weeks on the charts. It also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included on Charley's 27th studio album, Everybody's Choice (RCA 1982)

Mountain Of Love

“Mountain of Love”, song was written and recorded for the first time by Harold Dorman for the Rita label, it was recorded in the fall of 1959, at the Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, TN. The song was released in December 1959.

 

Charley Pride recorded the version of the song for the RCA label on November 3, 1981, at Music City Music Hall, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. At the same recording session, it was also recorded, “Love is a shadow “. Charley was joined at the recording session by: Pete Wade (guitar), Bobby Thompson (guitar), Chip Young (guitar), Mike Leech (bass), Jerry Carrigan (drums), David Briggs and Shane Keister (piano) and Cherry Sisters (Background vocals). With the production by Norro Wilson, the song was released in December 1981, on March 20, 1982, peaking at # 1 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 18 weeks on the charts. A week later, on March 27, 1982, it also peaked at # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the 26th number one in Charley's career.

 

The song was included on Charley's 27th studio album, Everybody's Choice (RCA 1982), the album was released in spring 1982, reached June 26, 1982, at number # 10 on the US Top Country Albums charts , remaining on the charts for a total of 24 weeks.

Some versions:

 

Harold Dorman 1959 (Rita Records)

Johnny O'Keefe & The Dee Jays 1960 (Leedon)

Kenny Lynch 1960 (His Master's Voice)

Narvel Felts 1963 (Renay Records)

Faron Young 1964 (Mercury)

The Beach Boys 1965 (Capitol)

Bobby G. Rice 1971 (Royal American)

Tommy Cash 1982 (51 West)

Clelia Adams 2005 (CAM)

Charley Pride - Mountain Of Love Lyrics

 

Mountain Of Love

Standing on a mountain looking down on a city

The way I feel is a dog-gone pity

Teardrops are fallin' down the mountainside

Many times I've been here and many times I cried

We used to be so happy, when we were in love

High on a mountain of love

 

Night after night I been standing here alone

Weeping my heart out till cold gray dawn

Prayin' that you're lonely and you come here too

Hopin' just by chance that I'll get a glimpse of you

Tryin' hard to find you, somewhere I love

High on a mountain of love

Mountain of Love, a Mountain of Love

You should be ashamed

 

You used to be a mountain of love

But you just changed you name

Way down below there's a half a million people

Somewhere there's a church and a big tall steeple

Inside the church there's an alter filled with flowers

Wedding bells are ringing and it should have been ours

That's why I so lonely, I dream from above

High on a mountain of love



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