I thought it was about time for us to do another Fantastic Foursome — four different versions of the same song, with an opportunity to vote for your favorite. This time around, the song of choice is a perfect one for geezers — “Funny How Time Slips Away.”
Written by Willie Nelson more than fifty years ago, it’s been recorded by a countless number of performers including Willie himself, whose own version is probably my favorite (see video below). But in the early days he was known more as a songwriter than a performer, so the first singer to record the song was Billy Walker in 1961.
However, neither Willie nor Billy are among our candidates, who includeJohnny Tillotson, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Elledge, and Brenda Lee.