Tim McGraw Don’t Take the Girl (music video and lyrics)

Tim McGraw Don't Take the Girl

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Enjoy watching the Tim McGraw "Don't Take the Girl" music video that was his very first song to reach #! on the Billboard Country Music chart . . .

The Tim McGraw Don’t Take the Girl song was released in March 1994 as the second single from his album “Not a Moment Too Soon”. This song was McGraw’s fifth single overall, and his first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart starting May 28, 1994.

“Don’t Take the Girl” is a love story that transcends time and genre. The song follows the narrative of a young couple, beginning with their childhood and spanning into their adult lives. The protagonist, a young boy named Johnny, experiences love’s transformative power through the different stages of his life.  Watch the music video for McGraw’s very first #1 country hit and see the song lyrics below.

Tim McGraw Don’t Take the Girl Music Video

This song was written by Craig Martin and Larry W. Johnson,

Tim McGraw Don’t Take the Girl Lyrics

Johnny’s daddy, was takin’ him fishing
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate
Holdin’ a fishin’ pole
His dad looked down and smiled
Said we can’t leave her behind
Son I know you don’t want her to go
But someday you’ll change your mind
… And Johnny said
Take Jimmy Johnson, take Tommy Thompson
Take my best friend Bo
Take anybody that you want as, long as she don’t go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy please, don’t take the girl
… Same old boy, same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
Front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm
Said if you do what I tell you to there
Won’t be any harm
… And Johnny said
Take my money, take my wallet
Take my credit cards
Here’s the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here’s the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please, don’t take the girl
… Same old boy, same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There’s gonna be a little one and she
Says it’s time to go
Doctor says the baby’s fine
But you’ll have to leave
‘Cause his momma’s fading fast and, Johnny hit his knees
… And there he prayed
Take the very, breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I’ll gladly take her place if you’ll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God please, don’t take the girl
… Johnny’s daddy was taking him fishing
When he was eight years old

“Don’t Take the Girl” stands as a testament to the power of music to convey powerful stories and evoke deep emotions. Through its heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melody, the song reminds us to appreciate the love we have in our lives and to hold onto every precious moment. As we listen to the hauntingly beautiful tale of Johnny and “the girl”, we are reminded that love can form and then be taken away in an instant.
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