Three Days (Willie Nelson song)

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"Three Days"
Single by Faron Young
from the album The Young Approach
B-side "Let It Slip Away"
Released January 1962
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Willie Nelson
Producer(s) Ken Nelson
Faron Young singles chronology
"Three Days"
"The Comeback"
"Three Days"
Single by k.d. lang
from the album Absolute Torch and Twang
B-side "Trail of Broken Hearts"
Released October 1989
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Sire
Producer(s) k.d. lang
Ben Mink
Greg Penny
k.d. lang singles chronology
"Full Moon Full of Love"
"Three Days"
"Pulling Back the Reins"

"Three Days" is a song written by Willie Nelson. It was originally recorded by American country music artist Faron Young on his 1961 album The Young Approach. Young's version was released as a single in January 1962 and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1]

Nelson recorded his own version of the song on his 1962 debut album, ...And Then I Wrote. He later re-recorded the song for his 1998 album Teatro with backing vocals by Emmylou Harris.

"Three Days" was also recorded by Canadian country music artist k.d. lang on her 1989 album Absolute Torch and Twang. lang's version was released in October 1989 as the album's second single. It peaked at number 9 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in January 1990.

Chart performance[edit]

Faron Young[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 7

k.d. lang[edit]

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 55


  1. ^ "Faron Young singles". Allmusic. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6680." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. January 27, 1990. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "k.d. lang – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for k.d. lang.