Eddy Arnold – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, is a song written by John D. Loudermilk. It was first released in 1962 by Don Cherry, as a country song and again as a doo-wop in 1967 by the group The Casinos on its album of the same name, and was a number 6 pop hit that year. The song has since been covered by Eddy Arnold, whose version was a number 1 country hit in 1968, and by Neal McCoy, whose version became a Top 5 country hit in 1996.
In 1968, country music artist Eddy Arnold covered “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” on his album Walkin’ in Love Land. Arnold has said that he was inspired to record the song after hearing Loudermilk perform it. Arnold’s rendition was a Number One hit on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts and RPM Country Tracks charts, as well as reaching number 84 on the U.S. pop charts.
Eddy Arnold – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
From the album Walkin’ in Love Land
B-side “Apples, Raisins and Roses”
Released August 31, 1968
Songwriter(s) John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s) Chet Atkins