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According to Bob Wills, "Faded Love" was an old fiddle tune that his family had played for years.

Bob commented, "My family had been playing that tune for as long as I can remember.  I don't remember anyone ever saying where it came from.


Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys

My father taught me the song and later I just added the words.  My brother, Billy Jack, helped me with some of the words to the tune."

Bob Wills' MGM recording of "Faded Love" entered the country music charts November 4th, 1950 and peaked at number 8.  It was Wills' 23rd chart song and was on the charts for five weeks.

The record featured Rusty McDonald and the Playboy Trio on vocals.

Patsy Cline also had a number seven hit on "Faded Love" in 1963.  Leon McAuliffe had a #22 hit on the tune that same year and Tompall & the Glaser Brothers took it to number 22 in 1971.  Willie Nelson and Ray Price scored a number three hit with their 1980 duet version.

 

 

 

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