Conway Twitty performs “Slow Hand” Live on Hee Haw.

Released as a single from album "Southern Comfort" Elektra 1982. Topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart for two weeks , and was his last multi-week number-one song.

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Slow Hand:

Written by John Bettis and Michael Clark and recorded by The Pointer Sisters. It was first released in the spring of 1981 as the advance single for Black & White.

Conway Twitty - Southern Comfort (Cover LP Elektra 1982)
Conway Twitty – Southern Comfort (Cover LP Elektra 1982)

 

The song was covered in April 1982 by country singer Conway Twitty with minor lyric changes to accommodate a heterosexual male singer. His version, on Elektra Records, topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart for two weeks that June, and was his last multi-week number-one song. Released as a single from album “Southern Comfort” Elektra 1982.

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “When Love Was Something ” from the pen of Roger Murrah and Scott Anders .

 

Del Reeves ‎– Slow Hand (Single Koala 1981)
Del Reeves ‎– Slow Hand (Single Koala 1981)

 

Some Versions:
Pointer Sisters May 1981
Top of the Pops September 1981
Del Reeves October 1981
Conway Twitty 1982
Mary Wells 1982
Tina Elton 1994
Frank Rogala 1996
Arne Benoni with Lynn Anderson 2007
Modestep February 11, 2013 Unverified
Jason Benoit 2018

Conway Twitty – Slow Hand Lyrics

As the midnight moon was drifting through
The lazy sway of the trees
I saw the look in your eyes looking into the night
Not seeing what you wanted to see.

Darling, don’t say a word I’ve already heard
What your body is saying to mine
You’re tired of fast moves
You got a slow groove on your mind.

You want a man with a slow hand
You want a lover with an easy touch
You want somebody who will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush
Baby, believe me I understand
When it comes to love you want a slow hand.

Moon shadowed ground with no one around
And a blanket of stars in our eyes
Hey, we’re drifting free like two losties
On the crazy wind of the night.

Darling don’t say a word I’ve already heard
What your body is saying to mine
If you want all night you know it’s alright
I’ve got time.

You’ve got a man with a slow hand
You’ve got a lover with an easy touch
You’ve got somebody who will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush
Baby, believe me I understand
When it comes to love you want a slow hand.

You want a lover with an easy touch
You’ve got somebody
Who will spend some time with you baby
Not come and go in a heated rush
Baby believe me I understand
When it comes to love you want a slow hand…

Conway Twitty - Slow Hand (Single Elektra 1982)
Conway Twitty – Slow Hand (Single Elektra 1982)