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Bad Nauheim Medley

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(I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen – Thomas P. Westendorf
I Will Be True – Ivory Joe Hunter
It’s Been So Long Darling – Ernest Tubb
Apron Strings – Weiss & Schroeder
There’s No Tomorrow – Hoffman, Corday & Carr)

Information:
What were Elvis' thoughts about music during evenings spent in Goethestrasse in Bad Nauheim, Germany? Here are a few clues. Clearly, he remembered There's No Tomorrow, a 1949 hit for Tony Martin, and he must have told his music publisher, Freddy Bienstock, that he wanted to record it. Realizing that it had English words set to a public domain Napolitan folk song, O Sole Mio, Bienstock arranged for new words to be set to the melody. The rewritten version, It's Now Or Never, was waiting for Elvis as he stepped off the plane. The German home recordings also yielded the 1876 weeper I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen and Ivory Joe Hunter's I Will Be True. Coincidently or not, Elvis recorded those songs back-to-back 12 years later.

Lyrics:

I'll take you home again Kathleen
Across the ocean wild
To where your heart has ever been
Since first you were my bonny bride
The roses all have left your cheek
I watch them fade away and die
Your voice is soft when you speak
And tears bedim your lovely eyes
Oh, I will take you home Kathleen
Across the ocean wild
And when the fields are soft and green
I will take you to your home Kathleen
 
Somehow I feel
That someday we'll meet again
Don't ask me how
It's something I can't explain
Until the day
I give up all hope of you
Assure yourself this I'll do
I will be true
 
It's been so long darling
Since I gazed into your eyes
It's been so long darling
But now I realize
'bout your love, not seeing you,
It hurts me through and through
It's been so long darling
Well, I'm coming back to you
 
tadadada ... ?... Apron strings
 
There tatatatata
There's no tomorrow

When love isn't near

Where it was released:
First released in the box set Platinum - A Life In Music
 
CDs:
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997) 
- Forever In Love (1997)

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