Roy Head – “Treat Her Right ” – 1965

26 Sep


I wanna tell you a story
Every man oughta know
If you want a little lovin’
You gotta start real slow
She’s gonna love you tonight now
If you just treat her right now

Squeeze her real gentle
Gotta make her feel good
Tell her that you love her
Like you know you should
So if you don’t treat her right
She won’t love you tonight

If you practice my method
Just as hard as you can
You’re gonna get a reputation
As a lovin’ man
And you’ll be glad every night
That you treated her right

Roy Kent Head (born January 9, 1941 in Three Rivers, Texas) is an American singer, best known for his hit “Treat Her Right.”


Head achieved fame as a member of a musical group out from San Marcos, Texas known as The Traits. The group’s sponsor landed their first recording contract in 1958 with TNT Music in San Antonio while they were still in high school. The Traits performed and recorded in the rockabilly, rock and roll and rhythm and blues musical styles from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. Though landing several regional hits between 1959 and 1963 on both the TNT and Renner Record labels, Head is best known for the 1965 blue-eyed soul international hit, “Treat Her Right” released by Roy Head and the Traits. After going solo, Head landed several hits on the Country and Western charts between 1975 and 1985. During his career of some 50 years, he has performed in several different musical genres and used a somewhat confusing array of record labels, some too small to provide for national marketing and distribution. Roy Head and the Traits held reunions in 2001 and 2007 and were inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2007. One of the most gifted performers of his era, Head’s extraordinary dancing and acrobatic showmanship are legendary, often compared to the likes of Elvis Presley or James Brown.[citation needed]



4 responses to “Roy Head – “Treat Her Right ” – 1965

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    September 27, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Great snappy tune! Thanks for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💙 visitors especially coffee lovers. ;)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    September 27, 2016 at 9:04 am


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bill

    October 1, 2016 at 2:11 am

    What a great song. Thanks for sharing. It’s being added to my ipod now. :)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. grevisangel73

    October 3, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Haven’t heard him mentioned in years, thanks for reminding me.



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