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For Ol' Times Sake

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Information:
For Ol Times Sake was recorded by Elvis on July 23, 1973, at Stax Studios. The single release spent nine weeks on the Hot 100 chart, peaking at #41 (on the strength of its flip side, Raised on Rock). It reached #42 on the country chart. Tony Joe White composed For Ol Times Sake.

Lyrics:

 

Before you go walk out on me
Take a look around tell me what you see
Here I stand like an open book
Is there something here you might have overlooked
'Cause it would be a shame if you should leave
And find that freedom ain't what you thought it would be

The years we've had were not all bad
In fact I know the good outweighed the bad
Now you say that you've grown tired
You want to be by yourself a while
It would be a shame if you should go
And find that freedom was a long time ago

I know that you can't stand the chains that bind you
They just keep on drivin' us apart
You can go where I could never find you
But could you go far enough to get away from your heart

So one more time, for ol' times sake
Come and lay your head upon my chest
Please don't throw this moment away
We can forget the bad and take the best
If you don't have nothing left to say
Let me hold you one more time for ol' times sake

If you don't have nothing left to say
Let me hold you one more time for ol' times sake

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on single 

 

Singles:
- Raised on Rock / For Ol Times Sake (RCA APB0-0088) September 1973. Standard release

- Raised on Rock / For Ol Times Sake (RCA DJA0-0088) September 1973. Disc jockey promotional release.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Raised on Rock (1973)

- Walk a Mile In My Shoes The Essential 70s Masters (1995)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 5 Rhythm & Country (1998)

- Raised on Rock (2007) FTD  

- Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 1, 2 & 3 (2012) - FTD

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