You Better Move On

Album: The Ultimate Arthur Alexander (1961)
Charted: 24
  • You ask me to give up the hand of the girl I love
    You tell me I'm not the man she's worthy of
    But who are you to tell her who to love?
    That's up to her, yes, and the Lord above
    You better move on

    Well, I know you can buy her fancy clothes and diamond rings
    But I believe she's happy with me without those things
    Still you beg me to set her free
    But, my friend, that will never be
    You better move on

    I can't blame you for lovin' her
    But can't you understand, man, she's my girl?
    And I'm never gonna let her go
    'Cause I love her so

    I think you better go, now, I'm gettin' mighty mad
    You ask me to give up the only love I've ever had
    Maybe I would, oh, but I love her so
    Never gonna let her go
    You better move on (you better move on)
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    You better move on Writer/s: Arthur Alexander
    Publisher: Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe Rolling Stones covered "You Better Move On" in 1964, their version reached #94 on the Australian Kent Music chart...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 14th 1962, Arthur Alexander performed "You Better Move On" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #49 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and thirty-two days later on April 15th, 1962 it would peak at #24 for one week {See next post below}...
    He three other Top 100 records; "Where Have You Been (All My Life)" {#58 in 1962}, "Anna* (Go to Him)" {#68 in 1962}, and "Every Day I Have to Cry some" {#45 in 1975}...
    Arthur Alexander passed away on June 9th, 1993 at the young age of 53...
    May he R.I.P.
    * In 1963 "Anna" was covered by the Beatles in their debut album 'Please Please Me'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 18th 1962, "you Better Move On" by Arthur Alexander entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and on April 15th it peaked at #24 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    The Rolling Stones covered it on their debut EP release, "The Rolling Stones", in 1964...
    R.I.P. Mr. Alexander (1940 - 1993).
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI wrote about this in the comments to Anna (Go to Him), but I'll mention it here also. Alexander recorded another song which the Beatles covered. It's called "Soldier of Love." I'm interested to know if any of you know it.
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