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Lover Doll

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(Wayne / Silver)

 

Information:
Sid Wayne and Abner Silver wrote Lover Doll for Elvis’s 1958 movie, King Creole. In the film, Elvis sang it to divert attention while Vic Morrow and his pals shop-lifted at a five-and-dime store. Lover Doll was recorded at Radio Recorders on January 16, 1958. Take #7 was selected by RCA for release. The Jordanaires overdubbed their vocal track on June 19, 1958. The King Creole LP version of Lover Doll is longer than the EP version and includes the Jordanaires while the EP version doesn’t. In West Germany, Lover Doll was released as a single twice: Lover Doll / Dixieland Rock (RCA 47-9200) and Young and Beautiful / Lover Doll (RCA 47-9224).

 

Lyrics:
 

Lover doll, oh, lover doll, lover doll, lover doll
You're the cutest lover doll that I ever did ever see
Let me tell you, lover doll
You were meant, just meant for me

On the first time that I saw you
How I fell for your cuddly charms
Lover doll, I'm crazy for you
Let me rock you in my arms

1. I'm so glad I found you
Never thought dollies came full grown
I'm gonna tie a ribbon around you
Wrap you up and take you home

2. I would never treat you badly
Like a cast away broken toy
Lover doll, I love you madly
Let me be your lover boy

1. 2. (repeat)


Lover doll, lover doll, lover doll, lover doll
Lover doll, lover doll, let me be your lover boy
Lover doll, lover doll, lover doll, lover doll
Lover doll, lover doll, let me be your lover boy
Let me be your lover boy
Let me be your lover boy


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on EP »
 

EPs:

- King Creole, Volume 1 (1958) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- King Creole (1958) »

- Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 – The Other Sides (1971) »
– King Creole (1980) »

- Essential Elvis, Volume 3 – Hits Like Never Before (1990)

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

- Best of Elvis Presley II (2001) – Zounds

- King Creole - The Music (2010) - FTD »

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

- King Creole (2015) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- From the Beach to the Bayou (1978) – Graceland Records

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