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Heart of Rome

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(Stephens / Blaikely / Howard)

Information:
Elvis recorded Heart of Rome on June 6, 1970, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. His single release, which did not chart, had additional overdubbing not heard on the album cut. Heart of Rome was composed by Geoff Stephens, Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard.

Lyrics:

In a little while you're leavin' starting on the journey home
Soon I'll be alone, the one who loves you, la la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

1. I'll make a wish in every fountain
say a prayer that you'll return
Minutes I'll be counting may the fire of love still burn
I'll keep your picture by my pillow and pretend I'm not alone
Make believe that you are with me, la la la la la, in the heart of Rome

Suddenly the tears are falling as we hear the whistle blow
Hold me very close before you leave me, la la la la la, somewhere in the heart of Rome

1. 1. (repeat)

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Love Letters From Elvis »
 

Singles:

- I’m Leavin’ / Heart of Rome (RCA 47-9998) July 1971. Standard release. »

- I’m Leavin’ / Heart of Rome (RCA 447-0683) May 1972. Gold Standard Series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Love Letters From Elvis (1971) »

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

- The Nashville Marathon (2002) – FTD »

- Love Letters (2008) - FTD »

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

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »

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