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It appeared on the country charts on September 21, 1951 for 31 weeks, peaking at #1 and remaining there for 15 weeks. Outside the US, topped the Australian charts in May 1952.

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Slow Poke Single RCA 1952
Slow Poke Single RCA 1952

“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 – Slow Poke Lyrics
You keep me waitin’ till it’s gettin’ aggravatin’
You’re a slow poke
I wait and worry but you never seem to hurry
You’re a slow poke
Time means nothin’ to you
I wait and then
You’re late again, eight o’clock
Nine o’clock, quarter to ten

Why should I linger every time you snap your finger
Little slow poke
Why can’t you hasten when you see the time’s a-wastin’
You’re a slow poke, dear
Why should I keep tryin’ to change you
It’s not the thing to do
I guess I’ll have to learn to be a slow poke to

You keep me waitin’ till it’s gettin’ aggravatin’
You’re a slow poke
I wait and worry but you never seem to hurry
You’re a slow poke
Time means nothin’ to you
I wait and then
You’re late again, eight o’clock
Nine o’clock, quarter to ten
Why should I linger every time you snap your finger
Little slow poke
Why can’t you hasten when you see the time’s a-wastin’
You’re a slow poke, dear
Why should I keep tryin’ to change you
It’s not the thing to do
I guess I’ll have to learn to be a slow poke to





Slow Poke Single RCA 1951
Slow Poke Single RCA 1951

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