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"The Right Left Hand"
Single by George Jones
from the album Wine Colored Roses
B-side"The Very Best of Me"
ReleasedJanuary 1987
Genre Country
Label Epic
Songwriter(s)Dennis Knutson
A.L. "Doodle" Owens
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill
George Jones singles chronology
" Wine Colored Roses"
"The Right Left Hand"
" I Turn to You"

"The Right Left Hand" is a song written by J. Harold Meeks, Dennis Knutson and A.L. "Doodle" Owens, and recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It was released in January 1987 as the second single from his album Wine Colored Roses. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. [1]


The song is about marriage; the narrator rejoices at putting "a golden band on the right left hand" after several failed marriages. Many interpreted the song as George's tribute to his fourth wife Nancy, whom he credited with saving his life and career. Jones would not see the Top 10 again until late 1988.

Chart performance

Chart (1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [2] 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6


  1. ^ "George Jones singles". Allmusic. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "George Jones Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.