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For the Good Times

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(Kristofferson)

Information:
Kris Kristofferson wrote For the Good times in 1970. That same year, Ray Price had a number one country hit with the song (Columbia 45178).

Elvis recorded For the Good times on March 27, 1972, at RCA’s Hollywood studios. The studio recording has remained unreleased. The version on record was recorded in concert on June 10, 1972, at Madison Square Garden. A backstage rehearsal of For the Good Times on April 16, 1972, in Jacksonville, Florida, appeared in the documentary Elvis On Tour.

Lyrics:

 

Don't look so sad, I know it's over
But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning
Let's just be glad we had some time to spend together
There's no need to watch the bridges that we're burning

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowin' soft against the window
Make believe you love me one more time

For the Good times
I'll get along, you'll find another
And I'll be here if you should find you ever need me
Don't say a word about tomorrow or forever
There'll be time enough for sadness when you leave me

Lay your head upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowin' soft against the window
And make believe you love me one more time

For the good times
For the good times

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972) »

- Welcome to My World (1977) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

- Country Memories (1978) »

- Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1979) »

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- An Afternoon in the Garden (1997)

- Are You Lonesome Tonight (1997)

- Platinum – A Life In Music (1997)

- Burning Love (1999)

- Love Songs (1999)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) – FTD »

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)

- Close Up (2003)

- On Tour – The Rehearsals (2004) - FTD »

- Love, Elvis (2005)

- Summer Festival (2005) - FTD »

- Southern Nights (2006) – FTD »

- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD »

- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD »

- Showtime! Birmingham/Dallas '76 (2010) - FTD »

- Elvis (Fool) (2010) - FTD »

– Destination U.S.A. (2014) - FTD »

– Elvis at Madison Square Garden (2017) - FTD »

– What Now My Love (2018) - FTD »

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