About The Song

Conway Twitty – a name synonymous with rich baritone vocals and captivating country storytelling. Few artists have embodied the heart and soul of the genre quite like him. Today, we delve into one of Twitty’s most recognizable hits, the 1977 chart-topper, “Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring”.

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This song transcends a simple melody; it’s a masterclass in weaving a relatable narrative through country twang and heartfelt emotion. But before we unpack the lyrics, let’s set the stage for this classic.

“Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring” wasn’t originally a Twitty tune. It was written by Tim Marshall and David Wilkins, first finding its voice with Little David Wilkins in 1974. While Wilkins’ version reached a respectable number 50 on the U.S. country charts, it was Twitty’s rendition that truly catapulted the song to national fame.

Released in October 1977 as the title track for Twitty’s album of the same name, “Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring” became an instant sensation. It skyrocketed to number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, solidifying Twitty’s position as a country music powerhouse. The song’s success transcended borders, even reaching number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

So, what makes “Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring” so enduring? Musically, it’s a classic country waltz. The steady, driving rhythm section lays the foundation for Twitty’s signature vocals. A bed of steel guitar adds a touch of twang, while the piano fills in the harmonic spaces. It’s a simple yet effective arrangement that allows the emotional weight of the lyrics to take center stage.

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Now, let’s delve into the heart of the song – the story itself. “Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring” tells the tale of a man wrestling with conflicting emotions. The “Georgia” of the title is a woman from the narrator’s past, a love that continues to linger despite his current situation. The “ring” is a constant reminder of their past commitment, a symbol that keeps pulling him back.

The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the protagonist’s internal struggle. He’s “married and settled down,” seemingly content with his life. Yet, the memory of Georgia remains, a constant itch he can’t quite scratch. Lines like “There’s a picture of her on the piano” and “The memory of her laughter keeps ringin’ in my ears” showcase the power of nostalgia and the seductive pull of a past love.

“Georgia Keeps Pulling on My Ring” is more than just a catchy country tune. It’s a relatable story about the complexities of love, commitment, and the enduring power of memory. Through Twitty’s masterful delivery and the song’s skillful construction, it continues to resonate with listeners decades after its release. So, put on your boots, grab your partner, and get ready to tap your toes to this country classic.

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Lyrics

“Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring”

Georgia, sweet, sweet Georgia keeps pulling on my ring.

Most men would give there right arm
Or anything they own
To have a woman just like you
to be waiting when they come home
But the devil made me cheat on you one too many times
And honey, I’m sorry but she left heaven on my mind.

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Georgia, sweet Georgia keeps pulling on my ring
I need her and I love her
Lord, she’s a sweet and precious thing
Her sweet and easy loving,
Lord beats all I’ve ever seen
Georgia, sweet sweet Georgia keeps pulling on my ring.

I didn’t want to fall in love with anybody else
But when I tasted heaven,
Lord, I just couldn’t help myself
I pray someday that you’ll forget
And forgive me for all these things
I just can’t seem to love you
With Georgia pulling on my ring.

Georgia, sweet Georgia keeps pulling on my ring
I need her and I love her
Lord, she’s a sweet and precious thing
Her sweet and easy loving,
Lord, beats all I’ve ever seen
Georgia, sweet, sweet Georgia keeps pulling on my ring…