Watch Willie Nelson's Son Perform "Funny How Time Slips Away"
Like father, (somewhat) like son.
A G-chord and a "Well, hello there," is all most of us need to recognize Willie Nelson's classic anthem, "Funny How Time Slips Away." Written by Willie Nelson, the song was first recorded by Billy Walker in 1961, and went on to enjoy famous releases from Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Willie Nelson himself, and most recently a duet between Glen Campbell and Nelson on Campbell's final album, Adiós, among others.
Now, son Lukas Nelson has shared his own unique take on the tune. "This was a song that was recorded by my dad, I guess in this room," says Lukas, inside the famed RCA Studio B in Nashville for a special performance for WSM Radio earlier this month. "So I think I should do it in here." Watch the performance below.
While his nasally gravel bears some similarities to his famous dad, Lukas imbues the song with his own nuances, powerful vocal trills, and a bluesy guitar jam. Clearly, musical talent runs in the Nelson family.
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