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Doin' The Best I Can

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(Pomus / Shuman)

Information:
This Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman tune was sung by Elvis in
G.I. Blues (1960). The recording session took place on April 27, 1960, at RCA's Hollywood studios.

Lyrics:

I gave my heart, I gave my love
Oh oh, my darling, I am true
Doin' the best, the best I can
But it's not good enough for you

I tried so hard, so hard to please
Oh oh, my darling, what more can I do
Doin' the best, the best I can
But it's not good enough for you

You know I was the kind who'd run
Any time you'd call
I guess I was the only one
Who didn't care at all


1. I'll be a dreamer, I'll be a fool
Oh oh, my darling, my whole life through
Doin' the best, the best I can
But it's not good enough for you

You know I was the kind who'd run
Any time you'd call
I guess I was the only one
Who didn't mind at all


1. (repeat)


But it's not good enough for you

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the LP G.I. Blues 


EPs:

- The EP Collection, Volume 2

 

LPs/CDs:
- G.I. Blues (1960)

G.I. Blues (1980)

- Command Performances The Essential 60s Masters II (1995)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- G.I. Blues Deluxe Edition (1997)

- Love Songs (1999)

- Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus (2000)

- Silver Screen Stereo (2001) - FTD

- Close Up (2003)

- G.I. Blues (2012) - FTD

- From Memphis to Hollywood (2012) - FTD

G.I. Blues, Volume 2 (2013) - FTD

- The Best of British - The RCA Years - 1959-1960 (2015) - FTD

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