Cut Across Shorty

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"Cut Across Shorty"
Eddie Cochran Cut Across Shorty F-55242.jpg
Single by Eddie Cochran
from the album The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album
A-side "Three Steps to Heaven"
ReleasedMarch 1960
Genre Rock and roll, country, bluegrass
Label Liberty 55242
Songwriter(s) Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker
Producer(s) Snuff Garrett
Eddie Cochran singles chronology
"Hallelujah, I Love Her So"
"Cut Across Shorty"

"Cut Across Shorty" is a song written by Marijohn Wilkin and Wayne P. Walker, [1] made popular by Eddie Cochran. It was the b-side of his number 1 UK hit "Three Steps To Heaven" and the last song he ever recorded.



Johnny Hallyday version

"Cours plus vite Charlie"
Single by Johnny Hallyday
Released1968 (1968)
Label Philips
Songwriter(s) Marijohn Wilkin, Wayne P. Walker
Long Chris (French lyrics)
Johnny Hallyday singles chronology
"À tout casser"
"Cours plus vite Charlie"
"Je suis l'amour"

The song was covered in French by Johnny Hallyday. His version (titled "Cours plus vite Charlie") was released in 1968 and spent two weeks at no. 1 on the singles sales chart in France (from 9 to 20 November). [2] In Wallonia (French Belgium) his single spent 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 9. [3]

Track listing

7" single Philips B 370 743 F (France, etc.)

A. "Cours plus vite Charlie" ("Cut Across Shorty") (2:22)
B. "J'ai peur je t'aime" (2:43) [4]


Chart (1968)Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) [5] 9
France (singles sales) [2] 1

Rod Stewart version

"Cut Across Shorty" was also recorded by Rod Stewart for his 1970 album Gasoline Alley , with Ronnie Wood playing several instruments. In 1993, Stewart reunited with Wood for a session of MTV Unplugged . During the session they recorded a version of "Cut Across Shorty" which was included on the album Unplugged...and Seated .

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