Willie Nelson - Funny How Time Slips Away Lyrics



Well, hello there
My, it's been a long, long time
How am I doing?
Oh, I guess that I'm doing fine
It's been so long now
But it seems now, that it was only yesterday
Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

How's your new love?
I hope that he's doing fine
I heard you told him
That you'd love him till the end of time
Now, that's the same thing that you told me
Seems like just the other day
Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

I gotta go now
I guess I'll see you around
Don't know when though
Never know, when I'll be back in town
But remember, what I tell you
In time you're gonna pay
And it's surprising, how time slips away...




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  1. Roxane Mathis

    Cont. to get better with age . What a man who knows his music!

  2. Star Riggs

    the finest guitarist of his time and ours, outstanding. Love this guy..he is amazing.

  3. Jimmy Wollman

    Just love willie Nelson TRUMP 2020

  4. dave s

    What a fantastic guitarist.

  5. JDH

    Notice how everyone in the room knows they’re witnessing a genius hands down

  6. Brenda Brenda

    Well, hello there
    My, it's been a long, long time
    How am I doing?
    Oh, I guess that I'm doing fine
    It's been so long now
    But it seems now, that it was only yesterday
    Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

    [Verse 2]
    How's your new love?
    I hope that he's doing fine
    I heard you told him
    That you'd love him 'til the end of time
    Now that's the same thing that you told me
    Seems like just the other day
    Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away

    [Verse 3]
    I got to go now
    I guess I'll see you around
    Don't know when though
    Never know when I'll be back in town
    But remember, what I tell you
    In time you're gonna pay
    And it's surprising, how time slips away

  7. John Ferraro

    Willie thanks for my 15 sec of fame Cape Cod

  8. Michael Fotenopulos

    Can't no Body willie like Willie can Willie!

  9. Mara Karetsos

    Wonderful song!!!
    🎶🎶🎶🎶🎼🎼🎸🎸⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  10. Carlos Gutierrez

    A true american taurus at work!!!

  11. Carlos Gutierrez

    Love the song!!!

  12. Thomas Jones

    "Gee Ain't it funny, how time slips away!"

  13. feather merchant

    Awesome!

  14. Kasia Lee

    24ct....

  15. keith hobson

    Just love Willie, great singer and guitarist. Superb entertainer. Superb human being. Brilliant.

  16. M. A.

    Who is the man they show at 1:16 in the white jacket and blue shirt? I’m new to this wonderful music and don’t know all the stars.

    Caleb Peek

    That would be Porter Wagoner.

  17. Diane Scotter

    Just like yesterday old old ♥️

  18. stan hankins

    man thats good!!

  19. Toni Davey

    Bobby Bare knows... ;)

  20. David Finnegan

    Can watch him on trigger all day

  21. Laddy Warrior

    I wonder when they sit back and watch him play and sing do they think " WOW THAT'S WILLIE !!!! " can never go wrong with a Willie song !!

  22. Robert White

    every guy on that stage marvels at how his mind puts together those notes. a language of genius and beauty

  23. Guy Tero

    Such honest music. 😊👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  24. The Watchman

    Willie is like a master painter, who uses the back-line of the song as a blank canvas. He then paints over it with lyrics spoken as poetry, and shaded in with innovative guitar licks. A maestro.

  25. Rockers2Rockers

    Willie leaves the audience including the seasoned pros wondering in awe about the Man...beautiful.

    M. A.

    Rockers2Rockers who is the country star at 1:16 in the vid please

    Rockers2Rockers

    HI @ M.A. , I'm not totally sure but isn't he one of the presenters or MCs at the Grand Ol' Oprey?

  26. Alan Stephenson

    Is that Jimmy Day on steel guitar?

  27. Dirty Clean

    Does anyone know what performance this is from? I would love to see the rest of it.


    Edit: Found it... The Ralph Emery Show Legends, for anyone wanting to see the full show. This is the only Willie as far as I know, but there are several sweet songs/moments. Enjoy!

  28. Mike Thompson

    I love you ! Mary Virginia Ivey! The love of my life and gone 28 years now! Never changes the feel! Just the dates.

  29. White Chocolate

    I wanna smoke when I watch this but every time I can’t look away. Hella mesmerizing

  30. Al yudzi

    The Magic of Guitar...

  31. Roxane Mathis

    The only man that can SPEAK a song like POETRY!

  32. Roxane Mathis

    He just gets better with age! What a man!

  33. SDD41

    Good old Willie! God bless his voice and his fingers on the guitar. I have derived so much joy listening to him for the last 40 years.

  34. JDfreak 2012

    Willie is a master of many talents! No musician is or ever will be Willie Nelson.

  35. I'm glad his fingers didn't go arthritic, considering his respectable age.

  36. Toni Davey

    Look at this. I suspect that Mickey Gilley is jealous. hahahaha!

  37. Pathfinder767

    I’ve found many versions of this song, but this is by far the best.

    what are the other versions?

  38. Nona King

    I will not be disrespectful.

  39. How come they his guitar sounds like some kind of electric guitar? 🤔

    Tom Eskew

    It’s a 1966 or 67 Electric-Acoustic (an acoustic that can be plugged into an amp for a more enhanced sound like this) that he named Trigger. It’s probably one of the most iconic guitars ever now.

  40. Michael Mcnaughton

    Willy's guitar playing is technically decent but it's his ability to play what you wouldn't find in the sheet music that really sets him apart.

  41. Ojo Rojo

    He's so loose I love it

  42. george payne

    MUSICAL MASTERPIECE

  43. White Chocolate

    Straight legend. Hope I meet this dude before he passes like all the greats are now a days..

  44. Yvonne Jarman

    Stand in the presence of Greatness - The Awesome Willie Nelson

  45. Margaret Wouters

    WILLIE IS AMAZING AND THIS IS ONE FABULOUS SONG...............

  46. Elmiko L

    I love Willie! One of the bedt guitar players

  47. William K. Wells

    A female artist had a hit on this Willie song in the early 1960s. I've been unable to find out who she was. She had the version that was best known in its early days. Willie performed it in an Atlanta concert, perhaps in the '70s. A local know-nothing critic said Willie should have left that song alone, not knowing Willie wrote it!

    John

    lt might be Brenda Lee

  48. Jerry Brownell

    The ones I can identify are Janie Fricke over his right shoulder. Mickey Gilley over his left shoulder. Kris Kristopherson to his immediate left. Guy in the black hat is Bobby Bare. Behind Bare is Gary Morris and B.J Thomas. Porter Wagoner and I believe way off to the left that is Earl Thomas Conley. Camera doesn't quite catch everyone.

  49. Jerry Brownell

    Both Joe Hinton-1960 and Jimmy Elledge-1961 had top 40 Billboard hits with this helping Willie to be recognized as one of our greatest up and coming songwriters.

  50. robofuq

    Solid gold.

  51. Ray Metrock

    omg my wine is so nice tonight

  52. Marie Howell

    go Willie

  53. Sidilicious

    Artfully done, Willie. I totally enjoyed that. Thank you for giving me something unique yet totally understandable. Thanks for sharing your brave soul.

  54. Bob Dagoyim

    Is kristofferson drunk?

  55. Jim Anderson

    The Greatest Country Music artist of all time ...

  56. bazthehandyman

    One hell of a guitarist....and everything straight from the heart.

  57. Magne Høiberg

    youngsters seems to learn a thing or two... ain't it funny how time gives and takes....

  58. theotis111

    Flipping Allsome

  59. trevor626s

    Who’s the singer in the cactus suit @ 1:18

    Dash Riprock

    He used to be Dolly Parton's Mack Daddy ...........;-)

  60. Jen Fontana

    Aaaaahhhhh!!! Willie

  61. andre salcido

    Like Bill Evans and John Coltrane to name a few, there are some individuals who become one with their music and instrument and Willie Nelson playing Trigger is one of them.

  62. Funnin Gunnin

    Kriss sitting there like "damn".

  63. Maurício Gil

    Espetacular!!! Grandíssimo Willie Nelson. Vida longa a esse gênio da música.

    07/11/2019: 788 dislikes!!! Como assim?!?!

  64. Nunya Business

    You have every right to thumbs down this video, but if you do you’re a piece of shit.

  65. Toni Davey

    spot on. an enviable night.. ;)

  66. Dooman360

    Willie and ol trigger

  67. gobigorange

    Willie Nelson is the Greatest singer/songwriter of all time. 🤟Rock on Willie ✌️

  68. Karl Hungus

    I swear I hear a little Django Reinhardt.

  69. Sector 7 G

    Django would be proud😍

  70. Roy Howard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SPXDAX4Ci8 BEST HAVA NAGILA GETTING FASTER

  71. Jaime T

    Willie Nelson for president!!!!!
    2020!!!!!

  72. Col. David Crockett

    Hey how did that Beto endorsement work out for you Willie, I’m thankful everyday that commie wasn’t elected Senator lol. Willie how bout you continue to make good music and leave politics and Beto in the gutter where they belong.

  73. cs CS

    I like that he is calm, peaceful, and how he strings his guitar with ease. Just introduced to him this year, so not extremely familiar with Willy's music, but I don't think it's bad. This kind of music sounds good for slow dancing with your spouse.

  74. Micheal Lyons

    Bridgesthe generation s

  75. The Queen

    I agree he is one of the most underrated artist of our time !!!!!!!!!!

  76. Matt Graham

    So happy this was caught on camera

  77. Mary Lipscombe

    I agree with the poster below me, this is a beautiful song, dedicated to my late husband Stan Lipscombe

  78. Terry Lusk

    LOVE your life Thanks

  79. J T

    He plays and sings that song so good , I can feel it in my soul ………..!

  80. ron freeman

    Willie and Trigger...dont get much better...and time is a bitch...

  81. Jennifer Delay

    Mama Gayle is fron bithlow fl remember

  82. Jennifer Delay

    I hope u asshole out there remember the shackles and chaines they put on me an laugh ed at me

  83. Marti Rodriguez

    It's all gone now. Who's going to step up. Better question is. Is it a big...... Seller......
    It's not about music vany more. And thats my final answer........ Dumb asssssss. Shi

  84. Joey Roten

    willy is awesome that's all i can say.

  85. Zach Roberts

    we're going to miss you when your gone willie. What a light that man shines through music and his way of life.. and yes twoshady, he is an underrated guitarist.

  86. Walter Brown

    I am in total awe of this performance. God Bless, Willie!

  87. Charlie McTruth

    This was 22 years ago...he's still the same.

  88. LRC TRUBLU

    Mickie G is having a good time, lol

  89. Michael Anderson

    Willie Nelson was an accomplished jazz guitar musician before he went hardcore doper country western.

  90. JA K

    Jesus, this is incomprehensibly great...

  91. Ethan Freel

    Willie is such an underrated guitar player. Wow!

  92. johnkentvalan

    Johnny Cash Sings it too!
    But this is BEST VERSION - SOUNDS LIKE RAWHIDE!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlFMsl6chXkb

  93. Kelly Joplin

    Willie is excellent

  94. Jack Kaplan

    This is one of the single greatest pieces in musical history!