"Slippin' Around" is a song written and recorded by Floyd Tillman in 1949. The most popular recording was a cover version by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely which reached number one on the Retail Folk (Country) Best Sellers chart. It is a song about a person cheating on his/her spouse.
Tillman wrote a follow-up song, the same year, with essentially the same melody, called "I'll Never Slip Around Again" in which the cheater has married the one that he/she cheated with, and is in turn worried that he/she is being cheated on. Tillman, as well as Whiting and Wakely, recorded this song as well, as did Doris Day.
Recorded versions (Slippin' Around)
- Dave Dudley
- Jerry Lee Lewis
- Benny Martin
- Sammy Masters
- George Morgan and Marion Worth (1964)
- Ray Price
- Floyd Tillman
- Ernest Tubb
- Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting (recorded July 20, 1949)
- Kai Winding
- Perry Como (as "Bumming Around")
- Betty Johnson
Recorded versions (I'll Never Slip Around Again)
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 54.
"Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me" by Wayne Raney
|Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records
number one single by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely
October 8, 1949 - January 14, 1950
"Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" by Red Foley