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From a Jack to a King

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(Miller)

Information:
Ned Miller wrote and recorded From a Jack to a King in 1957. Fabor Records (named for its founder, Fabor Robinson) sold the master to Dot Records (Dot 15601) for general release. It did not chart, but the 1962 reissue (Fabor 114) did, reaching #2 on the country chart and #6 on the Hot 100 chart. Sales of a million copies are claimed. Shortly after Miller's 1957 release, Jim Lowe did a renditiion on Dot Records (Dot 15611) that did not chart.

Elvis recorded From a Jack to a King on January 21, 1969, at American Sound Studios in Memphis.

Lyrics:

 

From a jack to a king, from loneliness to a wedding ring
I've played an ace and I won the queen
I walked away with your heart

From a jack to a king with no regrets I stacked, I stacked the cards last night
And lady luck played her hand just right
And made me king of your heart

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or just a little while I thought that I might lose the game
Oh but just in time I saw, I saw the twinkle in your eyes
From a jack to a king, from loneliness to a wedding ring... ah, dah-dah,
And made me king of your heart

For just a little while I thought that I might lose the game
Oh but just in time I saw the twinkle in your eyes
From a jack to a king from loneliness to a wedding, wedding, wedding ring
I played an ace and I won the queen
You made me king of your heart

 

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Back in Memphis 

 

LPs/CDs:

- Back In Memphis (From Memphis To Vegas) (1969)

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977)
- Country Classics (1980)

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

- Great Country Songs (1996)

- Suspicious Minds (1999)

- Country Collection (2001) Time Life

- Country Rock (2001)

- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)

- Memphis Sessions (2001) - FTD

- Great Country Songs Remastered (2003)

- Elvis Back in Memphis (2012) - FTD

American Sound 1969 (2019) - FTD

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