No Time (The Guess Who song)

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"No Time"
Song by The Guess Who from the album Canned Wheat
Released September 1969
Recorded 1969 at RCA Studio A, New York, New York
Length 5:37
Label Nimbus 9, RCA
Writer(s) Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Producer(s) Jack Richardson
Canned Wheat track listing
"No Time"
"Minstrel Boy"
"No Time"
Cover of the 1970 German single
Single by The Guess Who
from the album American Woman
B-side "Proper Stranger"
Released January 1970
Format Single
Recorded August 12, 1969, at the RCA Mid-America Recording Center, Studio B, Chicago, Illinois
Length 3:29 (album version 3:50)
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings
Producer(s) Jack Richardson
The Guess Who singles chronology
"Laughing" / "Undun"
"No Time"
"American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight"

"No Time" is a song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who. Composed by guitarist Randy Bachman and lead singer Burton Cummings, the song is basically a Dear John letter stating, "No time left for you".

There are two versions of the song. The original 1969 recording was done for The Guess Who's album Canned Wheat. But it is the 1970 re-recording (as featured on the American Woman album) that was released as a single and is the better-known version. This one is slightly faster in tempo and has the two verses transposed. The 1970 single peaked at No. 5 in the U.S.,[4] and was the third in a string of million-selling singles that all hit No. 1 in Canada for The Guess Who.[5]

This song was also used in the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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Video on YouTube