Slow Poke

Pee Wee King

About Slow Poke

"Slow Poke" is a 1951 popular song credited to three writers: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, and Chilton Price. Actually Price wrote the song in 1951, as she thought the song described her friend, King, very well. King recorded the song and Stewart did the vocal. Price gave rights to the other two in exchange for publicity, as she felt she knew nothing about the music distribution business. The song did so well commercially that when Price wrote the song "You Belong to Me" the next year, she felt she could do better by ceding partial credit for authorship to King and Stewart than trying to publicize the song herself, so that song as well was credited to King, Stewart, and Price, though Price was the sole author. Pee Wee King's recording was issued by RCA Victor as catalog number 21-0489 (78rpm) and 48-0489 (45 rpm). It first entered the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on October 21, 1951 and lasted 22 weeks, peaking at #3. It was his only crossover from the country genre to score on the pop chart. It appeared on the country charts on September 21, 1951 for 31 weeks, peaking at #1 and remaining there for 15 weeks. 


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[Male (M) and Female (F) voices alternate]

F: (Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke)
M: You keep me waitin' till it's gettin' aggravatin', you're a slow poke
F: You wait and worry but I never seem to hurry, I'm a slow poke
M: Time means nothin' to you, I wait (you wait) and then

F: Late again, eight o'clock, nine o'clock, quarter to ten
M: Why should I linger every time you snap your finger, little slow poke?
F: Why can't I hasten when I see the time's a-wastin'? I'm a slow poke, dear
M: Why should I keep tryin' to change you? It's not the thing to do
F: Here's the thing to do-I guess you'll have to learn to be a slow poke, too (slow
poke, too)

F: (Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke)
ALL: We keep on waitin' till it's gettin' aggravatin', what a slow poke
We wait and worry but there's never any hurry, what a slow poke
Time means nothin', you see, we wait and then
Late again, eight o'clock, nine o'clock, quarter to ten

M: Why should I linger every time you snap your finger, little slow poke? (slow
poke)
Why can't you hasten when you see the time's a-wastin'? You're a slow poke,
dear

F: Why do you keep tryin' to change me? It's not the thing to do
M: Then I guess I'll have to learn to be a silly old slow poke, too
F: Slow poke, slow poke, you're a silly old slow poke
M: Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke
BOTH: Slow poke!!

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Pee Wee King

Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski (February 18, 1914 – March 7, 2000), known professionally as Pee Wee King, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist best known for co-writing "The Tennessee Waltz". more »

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Written by: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price

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