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Author Topic: OT What is your favorite Elvis song?  (Read 1473 times)
3 wide and wingin
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« on: January 03, 2013, 07:43:52 PM »

In the Ghetto.

And to think it was 1969 when he recorded it.

Fits so well even today.

This version is from 72. Some say the kings voice was at its best here.

It is my second favorite you tube video ever.
Click you wont be disappointed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw


As the snow flies
 On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
 A poor little baby child is born
 In the ghetto
 
And his mama cries
 Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
 It's another hungry mouth to feed
 In the ghetto
 
People, don't you understand
 The child needs a helping hand
 Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
 Take a look at you and me,
 Are we too blind to see,
 Do we simply turn our heads
 
And look the other way
 Well the world turns
 And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
 Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
 In the ghetto
 
And his hunger burns
 So he starts to roam the streets at night
 And he learns how to steal
 And he learns how to fight
 In the ghetto
 
Then one night in desperation
 A young man breaks away
 He buys a gun, steals a car,
 Tries to run, but he don't get far
 And his mama cries
 As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
 Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
 In the ghetto
 
As her young man dies,
 On a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
 Another little baby child is born
 In the ghetto
 And his mama cries
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 07:47:29 PM »

"Oliver's Army."
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3 wide and wingin
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 07:52:30 PM »

Always a smartass.

I meant the king Elvis Presley.

But *** will do.

I guess if Elvis Grbac sang on a song that will work too.
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3 wide and wingin
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 07:54:37 PM »

Interesting that you cant type the name of classic comedy team Abbott and *** here.

Who's on first?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 07:57:44 PM »

Interesting that you cant type the name of classic comedy team Abbott and *** here.

Who's on first?
Try BUD & LOU
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 08:35:12 PM »

Alright... "Veronica."
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 08:38:51 PM »

"I'll have a Blue Christmas Without You or unless I don't hit a 'Win 4'  soon"
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 08:41:07 PM »

"In The Ghetto" is a Mac Davis song.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 09:22:32 PM »

Straining stool............'til your heart ain't cool.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 09:45:32 PM »

Did Presley ever write any songs of his own? There is a song called Walk a Mile In My Shoes that I really like....the lyrics are timeless...much like In The Ghetto thumbs up
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 09:49:49 PM »

Did Presley ever write any songs of his own?

THANK GOD SOMEONE ELSE WITH A 3-DIGIT IQ READS THE GODDAMNED POSTS!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 10:34:18 PM »

All Shook Up
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 10:35:44 PM »

my way
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 11:08:25 PM »

Too many to name. Having been raised by a mother who loved Elvis Im not sure I could pick just one.

Dont be cruel....A Big Hunk o' Love & Surrender have grown on me greatly the last few years. Great post 3WW....
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 11:10:20 PM »

Hummma Hummma Hummma !!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 11:17:27 PM »

Blue Christmas!!
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 11:24:51 PM »

My best friend bought 4 tickets to Elvis show at Nassau Coliseum, it was the show he was scheduled at before he died. He didn't want his money for Tix refunded, he kept them for keepsake.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013, 11:30:19 PM »

The Elvis version of My Way
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 02:17:37 AM »

Too many to name. Having been raised by a mother who loved Elvis Im not sure I could pick just one.

Dont be cruel....A Big Hunk o' Love & Surrender have grown on me greatly the last few years. Great post 3WW....

I was fully aware Elvis didn't write in the ghetto and Mac Davis did.
Elvis was a performer and an entertainer. If you watch the original video I posted.
It has over 19 million views.
It is an Elvis song.

Which leads me to my second favorite Elvis song and video.
Which he also didn't write.
With over 23 million views.

This video is particularly good because it does some flashbacks to young Elvis.
These are 2 of my top 3 videos of all time.
Enjoy. Long live the king.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU
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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 02:23:13 AM »

The Elvis version of My Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlKJ-0bnxdA
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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 02:58:38 AM »

Kentucky rain
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2013, 06:33:15 AM »

Little Sister. Thanks 3wide good thread. Where's Tony?
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2013, 10:00:00 AM »

(Just want to be your) Teddy Bear
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2013, 10:22:35 AM »

Kentucky rain


Written by Eddie Rabbit....go figure
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2013, 11:45:19 AM »

My best friend bought 4 tickets to Elvis show at Nassau Coliseum, it was the show he was scheduled at before he died. He didn't want his money for Tix refunded, he kept them for keepsake.

I think the price on the tickets was either $4.50 or $6.50 if I'm not mistaken.  My cousin had tickets for that night as well.  He returned his to Ticket-tron.
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