Take Your Memory With You

Album: Pocket Full of Gold (1991)

Songfacts®:

  • Running a tidy 2:34, this early hit for Vince Gill finds the singer at the end of a relationship. He makes just one request of the girl who is leaving him: that she take her memory with her when she goes so he doesn't have to think about what he's lost during those cold, lonely nights.

    The song is a throwback to the classic Bakersfield Country sound that Gill loves (his 2013 album Bakersfield is comprised of cover songs from this era). When we spoke with Vince in 2014, he told us: "That was straight out of a Buck Owens shuffle song or Harlan Howard or Ray Price or any of those guys. I've recorded several others over the years and loved those."
  • Musicians on this track are:

    Steel Guitar - John Hughey
    Piano - Pig Robbins
    Fiddle - Andrea Zonn
    Electric Guitar - Gill
    Drums - Larrie Londin
    Bass - Michael Rhodes
    Backing Vocals - Herb Pedersen

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