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Funny How Time Slips Away

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(Nelson)

Information:
Willie Nelson composed Funny How Time Slips Away in 10 minutes on the way to work in 1961. It was recorded that year by Billy Walker (Columbia 42050) and Jimmy Elledge (RCA 47-7946). Walker's version reached #23 on the country chart and Elledge's peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 chart. Sales of over one million copies are claimed for Elledge's release and for one by Joe Hinton (Back Beat 541) in 1964, which was titled Funny. Hinton's recording reached #13 on the Hot 100 chart. Other renditions of the song included those by Johnny Tillotson (Cadence 4114) in 1963 and Dorothy Moore (Malaco 1033) in 1976.

Elvis recorded Funny How Time Slips Away on June 7, 1970, at RCA's Nashville studios. An April 14, 1972, performance of the song in Greensboro, North Carolina, was included in the 1972 documentary Elvis On Tour. An alternate mix was used in the RCA Record Club LP, Elvis Memories.

Lyrics:

Well hello there,
my it's been a long long time
How am I doin',
oh well I guess I’m doin' fine
It's been so long now and it seems that
It was only yesterday
Mmm, ain't it funny how time slips away

How's your new love,
I hope that he's doin' fine
Heard you told him, yes baby
That you'd love him till the end of time
Well you know, that's the same thing
that you told me
Well it seems like just the other day
Mmm, ain't it funny how time slips away

Gotta go now,
Guess I’ll see you hanging round
Don't know when though, oh
Never know when I’ll be back in town
But I remember what I told you
That in time you gonna pay

Well ain't it surprisin' how time slips away
Yeah, ain't it surprisin' how time slips away

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis Country »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Country (1971) »

- Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (1972) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

- Country Memories (1978) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) »
– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

– Elvis Country (1981) »

- Collectors Gold (1991)

- Walk a Mile In My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- Great Country Songs (1996)

- An Afternoon In The Garden (1997)

- Platinum – A Life In Music (1997)

- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Elvis – The Concert (1999)

- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »

- Country Collection (2001)

- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)

- Country Rock (2001)

- Dixieland Rocks (2001) – FTD »

- Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2002)

- Close Up (2003)

- Great Country Songs Remastered (2003)

- New Year’s Eve (2003) – FTD »

- Takin’ Tahoe Tonight! (2003) - FTD »

- Elvis As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (2004) – FTD »

- On Tour – The Rehearsals (2004) - FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2007) – FTD »

- America (2008) - FTD »

- Elvis Country (2008) - FTD »

- Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas (2008) - FTD »

- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD »

- New Haven '76 (2009) - FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD »

- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »

- Showtime! Birmingham/Dallas '76 (2010) - FTD »

- Elvis as Recorded at Boston Garden '71 (2010) - FTD »

- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2011) - FTD »

– 48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD »

- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD »

– Sold Out! (2013) - FTD »

– In Florida (2014) - FTD »

- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD »

– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »

– Las Vegas 1975 (2016) - FTD »

- Taking Care of Business (2016) - FTD »

- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »

– Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD »

– Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD »

– The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD »

– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »
– Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD »

– St. Paul to Wichita, October '74 (2019) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- From Las Vegas... to Niagara Falls (1974)

- Rockin' With Elvis New Year's Eve Pittsburgh, Pa. Dec. 31, 1976 (1977) - Spirit of America Records

- Standing Room Only, Volume 2 (1979) - Eagle Records

- Live Productions- America's Own (1979) - Geneva

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) - Audifon Records

- Elvis On Tour (1980) - Amiga Records

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