It's Time to Pay the Fiddler

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"It's Time to Pay the Fiddler"
Single by Cal Smith
from the album It's Time to Pay the Fiddler
B-side Love is the Foundation
Released November 1974
Format 7"
Recorded June 6, 1974
Bradley's Barn,
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label MCA Records 40335
Writer(s) Don Wayne and Walter Haynes
Producer(s) Walter Haynes
Cal Smith singles chronology
"Between Lust and Watching TV"
(1974)
"It's Time to Pay the Fiddler"
(1974)
"She Talked a Lot About Texas"
(1975)

""It's Time to Pay the Fiddler" is a 1974 single written by Don Wayne and Walter Haynes and performed by Cal Smith. "It's Time to Pay the Fiddler" would be Cal Smith's third and final number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974–1975) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 317. 
Preceded by
"I Care"
by Tom T. Hall
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

March 1, 1975
Succeeded by
"Linda on My Mind"
by Conway Twitty
Preceded by
"Devil in the Bottle"
by T. G. Sheppard
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 15, 1975