Funny How Time Slips Away

"Funny How Time Slips Away" is a song written by Willie Nelson and first recorded by country singer Billy Walker. Walker's version peaked at number 23 on the Hot C&W Sides chart.[1] The tune is slightly similar to "When Two Worlds Collide" which was written by Roger Miller and Bill Anderson.

"Funny How Time Slips Away"
Single by Billy Walker
ReleasedJuly 1961
Format7"
Recorded1961
GenreCountry
Length2:51
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Willie Nelson
Billy Walker singles chronology
"I Wish You Love"
(1960)
"Funny How Time Slips Away"
(1961)
"(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes"
(1962)

Cover versions

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 368.
  2. ^ Jimmy Elledge's "Funny How Time Slips Away" Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 256.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 120.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 412.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 545.

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