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A Cane and A High Starched Collar

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(Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett)

Information:
Elvis recorded A Cane and A High Starched Collar for his 1960 film, Flaming Star. The recording session took place in August 1960, probably at Radio Recorders. Jimmie Haskell played accordion. Although sung in the movie, A Cane and A High Starched Collar remained unreleased until the 1976 LP Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 2, arrived in the music stores in January of that year. Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett are the composers.

   

Studio

Takes 2, 3

Take 6

   

Lyrics:

Cowboy, cowboy marry me
I'll bake you a cherry pie
Well thank you very kindly m'am
But I'm too young to die

1. Hi-lo-do-si-dosy-do
Stay single and save a dollar
Come Saturday night I'll court a pretty g
al
In a cane and a high starched collar

Cowboy if you'll marry me
I'll be your darling Jenny
Now why should I drink from just one well
When I can drink from twen'y

1. (repete)

Cowboy, cowboy name the day
July 'd be nice I reckon
Gladly meet you at the church

July the 32nd

1. (repete)

You sleep all day and spoon all night
And eat your favorite chow
Then why should I get married m'am
That's what I'm doing now

1. (repete)

Where it was released:
First released in the album Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 
 
LPs/CDs:
- Elvis: A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 (1976) 
- Double Features: Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream (1995)
- Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (2001)
- Flaming Star (2014) - FTD 
 
Bootleg Releases:
- Please Release Me (1970) - 1st Records

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