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A Whistling Tune

(Edwards / David)

Elvis first recorded A Whistling Tune on July 5, 1961, at RCA's Nashville studios. It was slated for
Follow That Dream, but was not used. Three and half months later, on October 26, at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, Elvis again recorded A Whistling Tune. This time the song was used in Kid Galahad. It is that version that appears on record. Sherman Edwards and Hal David are the composers.

Elvis - Original

Elvis - Movie version

Elvis - Takes 1, 2, 3

Elvis - Take 4


Did you ever notice when the sun goes down
Out of nowhere comes a strange and pretty sound
It's a whistling tune for walking in the night
If you listen you can hear it in the breeze
Specially when the breeze is drifting through the trees

It's a whistling tune for walking in the night
And the murmuring waters sing the song
The echoing mountains hum along
The whispering valleys fill the air
With a whistling tune our hearts can share

It's so wonderful to walk beneath the moon
Listening to old mother nature's favorite tune
It's a whistling tune for walking in the night

Where it was released:
First released on EP 
- Kid Galahad (1962) 
- C'mon Everybody (1971) 
- Le Disque d'Or (1978) 
- The Elvis Presley Collection, Volume 2 (1979) 
- Collectors Gold (1991)
- Double Features: Flaming Star / Wild In The Country / Follow That Dream (1995)
- Follow That Dream (2004) - FTD 
- Kid Galahad (2004) - FTD 
- Summer of '61 (2013) - FTD 
 The Kid Galahad Sessions 

Bootleg Releases:
- Behind Closed Doors (1979)  Audifon Records
- The Complete Kid Galahad Session, Volume 1 (1987)  TCB Records

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