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Skeeter Davis - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

Reached number # 1 in the charst of Country and western, for 6 weeks, five in a row. On the US pop charts, he reached # 18. “I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know” was a blockbuster hit, the only number one country song by a female duet until the rise of The Judds some thirty years later.

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

“I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know”, a song written by Cecil Allen Null, Skeeter Davis recorded it twice.

 

The first, as a duo, The Davis Sisters (Skeeter Davis and Betty Jack Davis), the song was recorded for the RCA label, on May 23, 1953, at Thomas Productions, 109 13th Ave. North, Nashville, TN. In the same session two other songs were recorded: “SORROW AND PAIN” and “ROCK-A-BYE BOOGIE”. In the recording session, The Sisters Davis, they were accompanied by: Chet Atkins (guitar), Velma Smith (guitar), Jerry Byrd (steel), Ernie Newton (bass) and Hal Smith (fiddle). With the production of Stephen Sholes, the song was released in June 1953, and on October 17, 1953, reached number # 1 in the charst of Country and western, for 6 weeks, five in a row. On the US pop charts, he reached # 18. “I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know” was a blockbuster hit, the only number one country song by a female duet until the rise of The Judds some thirty years later.

 Betty Jack was killed in an automobile accident the week the record was released.

 

Skeeter Davis, re-recorded the song for the RCA label, in June 1958, at Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN. The song was released in July 1958, but failed to enter the charts.

 

The song was included in Skeeter Davis's debut album, I'll Sing You a Song and Harmonize Too (RCA 1958), the album was released in November 1958.

Some versions:

 

Slim Whitman 1962 (Imperial Records)

Johnny Cash 1962 (Columbia)

Roy Drusky 1962 (Decca)

The Andrews Sisters 1967 (Dot Records)

Kitty Wells 1968 (Decca)

Billy Mize 1970 (United Artists Records)

 

 

More than 30 versions ....

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Skeeter Davis - I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know Lyrics

 

I've forgotten more than you'll ever know about him

You think you know the smile on his lips

The thrill at the touch of his fingertips

But I've forgotten more than you'll ever know about him

 

You think you'll find a heaven of bliss

In each caress each tender kiss

But I've forgotten more than you'll ever know about him

 

You stole his love from me one day

You didn't care how you hurt me

But you can never steal away

Memories of what used to be

 

You think he's your's to have and to hold

Someday you'll learn when his love grows cold

That I've forgotten more about him than you'll ever know about him

 

You think he's yours to have and to hold

Someday you'll learn when his love grows cold

But I've forgotten more than you'll ever know about him



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