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I Beg of You

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(McCoy / Owens)


Information:
Elvis first recorded I Beg of You on January 13, 1957, at Radio Recorders, but the master take (take #2) was not released. The version that was released was take #34 from a recording session on February 23, 1957. I Beg of You was composed by Rose Marie McCoy and Kelly Owens. Elvis's single release had a 12-week stay on the Top 100 chart, peaking at #8. I Beg of You reached #5 on the Country Disc Jockey chart and #4 on the rhythm and blues chart. Sales of over one million copies were achieved.


Lyrics:

I don't want my heart to be broken
Cause it's the only one I've got
Darlin' please be careful
You know I care a lot
Oh, darlin' please don't break my heart
I beg of you

I don't want no tears a-falling
You know I hate to cry
But that's what's bound to happen
If you ever say goodbye
Darlin', please don't say goodbye
I beg of you

1. Hold my hand and promise
That you'll always love me true
Make me know you'll love me
The same way I love you, little girl

2. You got me at your mercy
Now that I'm in love with you
So please don't take advantage
'Cause you know my love is true
Darlin', please, please love me, too
I beg of you

1. 2. (repeat)


Darlin', please, please love me too
I beg of you


Where it was released
:

Released for the fist time on single »

 

Singles:

- Don't / I Beg of You (RCA 20-7150) January 1958. Standard 78 RPM release. »

- Don't / I Beg of You (RCA 47-7150) Janeiro de 1958. Standard 45 RPM release. »

- Don't / I Beg of You (RCA 447-0621) 1961. Gold standard series reissue.

 

EPs:
- A Touch of Gold, Volume 1 (1959) »
 

LPs/CDs:

- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong (1959) »

- Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Volume 1 (1970) - box set »

- Elvis (1973) »

- Elvis - A Collectors Edition (1976) »

- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »

- Elvis Commemorative Album (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »

- The Top Ten Hits (1987)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 2 – Stereo ’57 (1989)

- Forever, Volume 2 (1992)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992) - box set

- 50 Years 50 Hits (2001)

- Elvis 50’s (2001)

- Today, Tomorrow And Forever (2002) - box set

- Close Up (2003) – box set

- Loving You (2005)

- Loving You (2006) – FTD »

- 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't be Wrong (2007) - FTD »

- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD »

– The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014) - FTD »

- Elvis' Golden Records (2015) - FTD »

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