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You're a Heartbreaker

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(Sallee)

 

Information:

Contrary to previously published reports, You're a Heartbreaker was not originally recorded by Elvis. This Charles (Jack) Alvin Sallee tune was written in 1952 and originally recorded by Jimmy Heap (Capitol 2294) late that year. His record was released in January 1953. Two months later, a version by Ray Anthony's orchestra, with vocal by Jo Ann Greer, was issued (Capitol 2349).

 

Elvis recorded You're a Heartbreaker on December 10, 1954, at Sun Records. The single release did not chart nationally, but it was the first Elvis song for which sheet music was issued.
 

Lyrics:
 

2. You're a heartbreaker, you're a love faker
A heartbreaker playing with fire
You're a tear snatcher, you're a quarrel patcher
But you can't break my heart anymore
For I just found someone else who's sure to take your place
Someone I can always trust and to fill this empty space

1. You're a heartbreaker, you're a love faker
But you can't break my heart anymore

You're a smooth talker, you're a real cool walker
But now you have talked out of turn
You're a high stepper, you're a eye-catcher
But you won't catch my glances anymore
For I just found someone else who's sure to take your place
Someone I can always trust and to fill this empty space

1. 2. 1 (repeat)


Where it was released:

First released on single »
 

Singles:

- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (Sun 215) January 8, 1955. Standard release in both 78 RPM and 45 RPM »

- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 20-6540) November 1955. Standard 78 RPM RCA reissue »

- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 47-6540) November 1955. Standard 45 RPM RCA reissue »

- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (RCA 447-0603) March 1959. Gold standard series reissue »

- Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re a Heartbreaker (Collectables DPE-1-1001 4501) December 1986.

 

LPs/CDs:

- For LP Fans Only (1959) »

- For LP Fans Only (1965) »

- The Sun Sessions (1975) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- The Complete Sun Sessions (1987)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- Sun Sessions (1999)

- Sunrise (1999)

- Elvis Rockabilly – Millennium Masters (2000)

- Elvis at Sun (2004)

- Spankox Re: Versions (2008)

- Greatest Live Hits of the 50's (2012)

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »

For LP Fans Only (2018) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- The Sun Years (1977) - Sun International Corps

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