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Lonely Man

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(Benjamin / Marcus)

 

Information:
Elvis recorded Lonely Man on November 7, 1960, for his film Wild in the Country, but it was cut from the final print. Two versions of the song were recorded: one for record release and a solo version. Lonely Man, which was written by Bennie Benjamin and Sol Marcus, reached #32 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart during its five-week stay on the chart.

 

Lyrics:
 

It's a lonely man who wanders all around
It's a lonely man who roams from town to town
Searchin', always searchin' for something he can't find
Hopin', always hopin' that some day fate will be kind

It's a lonely man who travels all alone
When he has no one that he can call his own
Always so unhappy taking shelter where he can
Here I am, come meet a lonely, lonely man

Always so unhappy taking shelter where he can
Here I am, come meet a lonely, lonely man
Here I am, c
ome meet a lonely, lonely man

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on single »
 

Singles:

- Surrender / Lonely Man (RCA 47-7850) February 1961. Standard release »

- Surrender / Lonely Man (RCA 61-7850) February 1961. “Living Stereo” release »

- Surrender / Lonely Man (RCA 37-7850) February 1961. Compact 33 single – the first released by RCA.

- Surrender / Lonely Man (RCA 68-7850) February 1961. “Living Stereo” Compact 33 single – the only one by Elvis released by RCA.

- Surrender / Lonely Man (RCA 447-0630) February 1962. Gold standard series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Golden Records, Volume 4 (1968) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »

- Collectors Gold (1991)

- Command Performances – The Essential 60’s Masters II (1995)

- Double Features: Flaming Star / Wild in the Country / Follow that Dream (1995)

- Out in Hollywood (1999) - FTD »

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- Today Tomorrow and Forever (2002)

- Close Up (2003)

- Wild in the Country (2008) - FTD »

– Elvis for Everyone (2014) - FTD »

– Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 4 »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) – Audifon Records

- Eternal Elvis, Volume 2 (1979) – Eagle Records

- The Complete Wild in the Country Sessions (1988) – Laurel

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