Song written by Chip Hardy, Rick Carnes & Janis Carnes, was recorded by the Trio, The Whites, for the Elektra label, was recorded in June 1982, in Nashville, TN, participated in the recording, The Whites (Sharon White (vocal), Cheryl White (vocal), Buck White (vocal, mandolin and piano), Jerry Douglas (dobro & steel), Joe Osborne and Emory Gordy (bass), Kenny Malone (drums) and Ricky Skaggs (fiddle) . With the production of Ricky Skaggs, was released, in December of 1982, arrived at number # 9 on the lists of US Hot Country Singles, and number # 5 of the lists of Canadian country tracks.
The song was included in the sixth studio album of The Whites, Old Familiar Feeling (Elektra 1983), was released in June 1983, and reached # 22 on the US Top Country Albums lists.
In the 1980s, they scored such hits as “You Put The Blue In Me”, “Hangin ‘Around”, “Give Me That Old Family Feeling”, “Pins And Needles”, “If It Is Not Love (Let’s Leave It Alone) “,” Hometown Gossip “, and ”When The New Wears Off of Our Love“.
The Whites – Hangin’ Around Lyrics
I’m hangin’ around hoping you’ll get lonely
I’m hangin’ around though you say we’re through
You’re tellin’ me now that you’ll never miss me
But I’m hangin’ around just in case you do
I wanna be beside you every step you take
Every time you turn around I’ll be in your way
All over you like poison ivy
You get the itch that’s when you’ll find me here to stay
I’m hangin’ around hoping you’ll get lonely…
[ dobro – piano ]
I’ll be the melody that haunts your mind
Stuck in your mem’ry like a nursery rhyme
You’ll take a fall like Humpty Dumpty
If it takes a month of Sundays I’ve got time
Hangin’ around hoping you’ll get lonely…
I’m hangin’ around just in case you do