Tender Years

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"Tender Years"
Single by George Jones
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "Battle of Love"
Released April 1961
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Darrell Edwards
Producer(s) Shelby Singleton
George Jones singles chronology
"Family Bible"
"Tender Years"
"Did I Ever Tell You"

"Tender Years" is a song written by Darrell Edwards and recorded by American country music artist George Jones. The song was George Jones' second number one on the country chart where it spent seven non consecutive weeks at the top and a total of 32 weeks on the country chart.[1] "Tender Years" also made it to the Hot 100, peaking at number 76. The famous French singer Johnny Hallyday recorded the original song during a Nashville session and afterward he recorded a French version Tes Tendres Années. This French version of the song was used as a basis for the 1963 Dutch hitversion Spiegelbeeld written by Lodewijk Post and sung by Dutch singer Willeke Alberti.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 76


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 180. 

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Preceded by
"I Fall to Pieces" by Patsy Cline
"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke
Billboard Hot C&W Sides number-one single
August 21-September 18, 1961
October 2-October 9, 1961
Succeeded by
"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke
"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke