Bill Anderson performs “I Get the Fever” Live Video 1966.

Reached number # 1 of the US Top Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks.The song was included in Bill's seventh studio album, I Love You Drops (Decca 1966)

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I Get the Fever

Lp cover Bill Anderson ( Decca 1966 )
Lp cover Bill Anderson ( Decca 1966 )

“I Get the Fever “, a song written and recorded by Bill Anderson for the Decca label, on June 23, 1966, was recorded at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, at the same recording session also recorded, “The First Mrs. Jones”, and “Papa”, Bill was accompanied in this recording session by: Jerry Shook (guitar), Anthon Leadbetter (guitar), Jimmy Lance (guitar), Sonny Garrish (steel), Joseph Zinkan (bass), Len Miller (drums), Jerry Smith (piano) and The Jordanaires With the production of Owen Bradley, the song was released on August 8, 1966, and on November 19, 1966, reached number # 1 of the US Top Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks, it was the third number one in Bill’s career.

The song was included in Bill’s seventh studio album, I Love You Drops (Decca 1966), the album was released in mid-1966, it was Bill’s first and only album, to reach number # 1 of the US charts Top Country Albums, on October 15, 1966, for two weeks in a row, and remaining a total of 25 weeks on the charts.

Versions:
Jan Howard 1966 (Decca)
George Hamilton IV 1967 (RCA)
Barbara Eden 1967 (Dot)





Bill Anderson – I Get the Fever Lyrics

Every time I hear the midnight trains rollin’ out to the open plains
A sense of freedom fills my veins I get the fever
Every time I sparrow flies up into the endless skies
Something down inside me cries I get the fever
I get the fever to pack up and leave here wander wild like the wind
This town’s too full of mem’ries of cruel love
And I can’t stand it seein’ her with him
Every time I hear a buddy say he’s put lots of dust and clay
Between him and yesterday I get the fever

I get the fever to pack and leave here and I think maybe I’ll do just that tomorrow
This town’s too full of mem’ries of cruel love
Everywhere I turn there’s pain and sorrow
Every time I hear a buddy say he’s put lots of dust and clay
Between him and yesterday I get the fever
I get the fever I get the fever I get the fever

Single Bill Anderson ( Decca 1966 )
Single Bill Anderson ( Decca 1966 )

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