Slip Away

Clarence Carter

About Slip Away

"Slip Away" is a song written by William Armstrong, Marcus Daniel, and Wilbur Terrell and performed by Clarence Carter. It reached #2 on the U. S. R&B chart, #6 on the U. S. pop chart, and #12 on the Canadian chart in 1968. It was featured on his 1968 album This Is Clarence Carter. The song was arranged and produced by Rick Hall. The song ranked #44 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1968. The single's B-side, "Funky Fever", reached #49 on the U. S. R&B chart and #88 on the U. S. pop chart. 


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What would I give
For just a few moments
What would I give
Just to have you near

Tell me you will try
To slip away somehow
Oh, I need you, darling
I want to see you right now

Can you slip away
Slip away
Slip away
Oh, I need you so

Love, oh, love
How sweet it is
When you steal it, darling
Let me tell you somethin' now how sweet it is

Now I know it's wrong
The things I ask you to do
But please believe me, darling
I don't mean to hurt you

But could you just slip away
Without him knowing you're gone
Then we could meet somewhere
Somewhere where we're both are not known

And guess can you slip away
Slip away
Slip away
I need you so

Oh, can you slip away, baby
I'd like to see you right now, darling
Can you slip away now, baby
'Cause I got to, I got to see you
I feel a deep burning inside

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Clarence Carter

Clarence Carter (born January 14, 1936) is an American soul singer and musician. more »

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10 facts about this song

Music Artist
"Slip Away" is recorded by the American blues and soul singer, Clarence Carter.
Release Date
"Slip Away" was released in 1968 as part of the album "This Is Clarence Carter."
Chart Performance
The song was a major hit and it peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Song Composition
"Slip Away" is composed in the key of F Major and is set in time signature of 4/4.
The song was written by William Armstrong, Marcus Daniel, and Wilbur Terrell, all of whom are well-known songwriters in the soul genre.
Recording Label
"Slip Away" was released under Atlantic Records, a major American record label and one of the big three recording companies.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by several artists in various genres, including country music singer Bill Anderson in 1977, and rock musician Gregg Allman on his 1987 album "I'm No Angel."
Clarence Carter received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "Slip Away" in 1969.
"Slip Away" is often considered one of Clarence Carter's signature songs and one of the greatest tracks in the soul genre.
Pop Culture
This song has also been featured in several films and TV series since its release, showcasing its long-lasting influence on popular culture.

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