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How Long Ace Song
How Long" is a 1974 song by the British group Ace from their album . It reached No. 3 in the US and Canadian charts, and No. 20 in the Five-A-Side UK Singles Chart. 
Although widely interpreted as being about
adultery, the song was in fact composed by lead singer Paul Carrack upon discovering that bassist Terry Comer had been secretly working with the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. Comer returned to Ace in time to play on the song.  
The guitar solo is by
Alan "Bam" King. 
Billboard Hot 100  57
Cash Box  47
Charting versions Lipps Inc. recorded a cover in 1981 that reached No. 4 on the U.S. dance chart, No. 29 on the U.S. soul singles chart, and No. 42 in Canada.  In 1993 British reggae group Aswad and singer Yazz recorded a cover of the song which reached No. 31 in the UK Singles Chart, from Yazz's 1994 album  . One on One  Composer and original vocalist Paul Carrack recorded a new version of the song for his 1996 album . Blue Views Carrack's solo version hit #32 on the UK charts. 
The following artists have also recorded cover versions of "How Long":
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