I posted the Brooke Benton version of this tune just a little while ago and said then that this is my fave version of the Willie Nelson penned classic but i couldn't find my 45 of it. Well, i found it and here it is. Its a bit worn and played but man it is a good song.
As for Mr. Elledge:
Jimmy Elledge (born January 8, 1943, Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country musician.
Elledge sent a demo tape to Chet Atkins when he was 18 years old, which resulted in a recording contract with RCA Victor. His first recording for the label was "Funny How Time Slips Away", which was written by Willie Nelson and produced by Atkins. The song became a hit, peaking at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961, and sold over one million copies. Elledge recorded for Hickory Records later in the 1960s but never had another hit.
Funny thing is that when i first heard this song i thought for sure that Jimmy was black because the voice is just so soulful on this cut. I had no idea he was a white country singer. Go figure.