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Lonesome Cowboy


(Tepper / Bennett)


Elvis sang Lonesome Cowboy in his second film, Loving You. The song, which was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, was recorded in February 1957 at Radio Recorders.



I am just a lonesome cowboy and Im travelling all alone
I ain't even got a nickel to call my baby on the phone

Just beyond the mountain lies a city and I hear it calling me
Saddle up and ride, you lonesome cowboy
Here is where you'll find your destiny

In my dreams the lights shine bright and pretty near to me and yet so far
Will I always be a lonesome cowboy
Am I only reaching for a star (for a star, for a star, for a star)

Ride, ride, ride, ride along cowboy
Sing, sing, sing, sing a song cowboy, cowboy, cowboy

Will I ever leave this lonesome valley, will I see the lights that shine
Gotta find what lies beyond the mountain
Gotta rope and tie that dream of mine

I am just a lonesome cowboy and Im travelling all alone
If you don't call me, baby, t
hen Im never coming home

Then Im never coming home


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Loving You 


- Loving You, Volume 2 (1957)



- Loving You (1957)

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

- Essential Elvis (1986)

- The King of RocknRoll The Complete 50s Masters (1992)

- Elvis Chante Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett (2001)

- Loving You (2005)

- Loving You (2006) FTD

- Something for the Girls (2014) - FTD

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


Bootleg Releases:

- Loving You Gold Suit Productions (1975)

- Got a Lot o Livin To Do! Pirate Records (1976) 

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