Tulsa Time

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"Tulsa Time"
Single by Don Williams
from the album Expressions
B-side "When I'm with You"
Released October 1978
Genre Country
Label ABC
Writer(s) Danny Flowers
Producer(s) Don Williams
Garth Fundis
Don Williams singles chronology
"Rake and Ramblin' Man"
"Tulsa Time"
"Lay Down Beside Me"

"Tulsa Time" is a song written by Danny Flowers and recorded by American country music artist Don Williams. It was released in October 1978 as the first single from the album Expressions. It was Williams' eighth number one on the country chart, spending a single week at number one and eleven weeks in the top 40.[1] It was also recorded by Eric Clapton for his 1978 album Backless and a live version by Clapton from his album Just One Night became a #30 Billboard hit in 1980.

Chart performance - Don Williams single[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

Other versions[edit]

  • Reba McEntire recorded "Tulsa Time", which was originally going to feature in her 1995 album Starting Over but it did not make it to her album. It did feature though on her 1999 compilation album Comfort from a Country Quilt.
  • Jason Boland & the Stragglers recorded "Tulsa Time" for their 2010 live album High in the Rockies.
  • Bico Fino Brothers Band recorded "Tulsa Time" live on 2014.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 386. 

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Preceded by
"The Gambler"
by Kenny Rogers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 6, 1979
Succeeded by
"Lady Lay Down"
by John Conlee
Preceded by
"Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand"
by Waylon Jennings
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 27, 1979
Succeeded by
"Your Love Had Taken Me That High"
by Conway Twitty