Buck Owens and the Buckaroos performs “Made in Japan ” Live On Hee Haw 1977.

The song it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and staying 15 weeks on the charts. Two days later he also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts.

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Made in Japan :

Lp cover Buck Owens ( Capitol 1973 )
Lp cover Buck Owens ( Capitol 1973 )

Made in Japan, song written by Bob Morris & Faye Morrisy, was recorded by Buck Owens And The Buckaroos for the Capitol label, was recorded on March 7, 1972, at Buck Owens Studios, 1215 North Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA, in the recording of the song participated: Buck Owens (vocal), Don Rich (lead guitar & fiddle), Ron Jackson (guitar), Doyle Hoyle (bass), Jerry Wiggins (drums) and Jim Shaw (Farfisa organ). With the production of Buck Owens the single was released on April 3, 1972, on July 15, 1972, it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and staying 15 weeks on the charts. Two days later he also reached number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the twentieth number one in Buck’s career.

The song was included on Buck’s twenty-fifth studio album, In the Palm of Your Hand (Capitol 1973), the album was released on January 8, 1973, reaching March 24, 1973, number # 21 on the charts of US Top Country Albums.

Versions:

The Kentucky Headhunters 2005 (CBuJ)
The Frontier Circus 2015 (Max Recordings)

Buck Owens – Made in Japan Lyrics

My transistor radio comes from far away
And when it’s night over here, over there it’s-a breaking day
I remember all the good times I had walking in the sand
With a beautiful girl that I met made in Japan

The beauty of her face was beyond my wildest dreams
Like cherry blossoms blooming in the mountains in the early spring
As we walked by the river and she softly took hold of my hand
That’s when I fell deep in love with a girl made in Japan

In the dark of night we would lay on Tokyo Bay
And the singing of the birds woke us up at the break of day
Her smiling eyes always seemed to try to understand
All the love in my heart for the girl made in Japan

My transistor radio comes from far away
And when it’s night over here over there it’s-a breaking day
She cried when she said she’d been promised to another man
That’s when I left my heart with the girl made in Japan
Yes my heart will always be with the girl made in Japan

Single Buck Owens ( Capitol 1972 )
Single Buck Owens ( Capitol 1972 )

Miquel Batlle
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