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Fever

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(Davenport / Cooley)

Information:
Written by John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell) and Eddie Cooley in 1956, Fever was a million-seller for both Little Willie John (King 4935) in 1956 and Peggy Lee (Capitol 3998) in 1958. John’s recording topped the rhythm & blues chart, while Lee’s recording peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 chart. In late 1965 the McCoys did even better, reaching #7 with their version (Bang 511). Fever was the song that Juliet Prowse was singing at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1981 when a fire broke out, the resulting inferno killing eight people. She stopped singing and calmed the audience.

Elvis recorded Fever on April 4, 1960, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. He included the song on his 1973 TV Special, Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii.

Lyrics:

 

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear

1. You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night


Sun lights up the daytime

Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I'm gonna treat you right


1 (repeat)


Everybody's got the fever
That is something you all know
Fever isn't such a new thing
Fever started long ago

Romeo loved Juliet, Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said "Julie, baby, you're my flame

Now give us fever
When we're kissin', fever with that flaming youth
Fever, I'm afire
Fever yeah I burn for sooth"

Captain Smith and Pocahontas had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said "Daddy, oh, don't you dare
He gives me fever with his kisses
Fever when he holds me tight
Fever, I'm his missus,
Oh, daddy, won't you treat him right"

Now you've listened to my story
Here's the point that I have made
Cats were born to give chicks fever
Be it Fahrenheit or centigrade
They give you fever when you kiss them
Fever, if you live and learn
Fever till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis Is Back »
 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis is Back! (1960) »

- Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973) »

- Pure Gold (1975) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »
Pure Gold (1980) »

- A Valentine Gift For You (1985)

- The Alternate Aloha (1988)

- From Nashville to Memphis – The Essential 60’s Masters (1993)

- Gold – The Very Best of the King (1995)

- Classic Elvis (1997)

- Forever in Love (1997)

- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)

- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 6 – Such a Night (2000)

- Best of Elvis II (2001) – Zounds

- Elvis 60’s (2001)

- It’s Midnight (2001) – FTD »

- Spring Tours ’77 (2002) - FTD »

- New Year’s Eve (2003) – FTD »

- Dragonheart (2003) - FTD » 

- Elvis as Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) - FTD »

- Closing Night (2004) – FTD »

- Elvis Is Back! (2005) – FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD »

- I Found My Thrill (2006) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2007) – FTD »

- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD »

- I'll Remember You (2008) - FTD »

- Rockin' Across Texas (2009) - FTD »

- A Minnesota Moment (2010) - FTD »

- High Sierra (2010) - FTD »

- Chicago Stadium (2010) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2011) - FTD »

– Amarillo '77 (2011) - FTD »

– Stage Rehearsal (2011) - FTD »

– 48 Hours to Memphis (2011) - FTD »

- Welcome Home Elvis 1960 (2012) – FTD »

– 3000 South Paradise Road (2012) - FTD »

– Sold Out! (2013) - FTD » 

– Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD »

- Elvis in West Texas (2015) - FTD »

– Elvis in Alabama (2015) - FTD »

- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »

– Las Vegas '74 (2017) - FTD »

– Lake Tahoe '74 (2017) - FTD »

– The Bicentennial Show (2017) - FTD »

– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »
– Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD »

What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »

St. Paul to Wichita, October '74 (2019) - FTD »


Bootleg Releases:

- Big Boss Man (1974) - no label

- From Las Vegas… to Niagara Falls (1974) - Live Productions

- Rockin’ With Elvis New Year’s Eve Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 31, 1976 (1977) - Spirit of America Records

- To Know Him Is To Love Him (1978) - Black Belt Records

- Aloha Rehearsal Show – Kui Lee Cancer Benefit (1980) - Amiga Records

- Leavin’ It Up To You (1980) - Audifon Records

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