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Mr. Songman

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(Sumner)

 

Information:
Mr. Songman was written by Donnie Sumner and recorded by Elvis on December 12, 1973, at Stax Studios in Memphis. He occasionally sang it on tour in 1975 and 1976. The single release of Mr. Songman did not chart.

 

Lyrics:
 

1. Here's another dime for you, Mr. Songman
Sing the loneliness of broken dreams away if you can
Yes, it's only me and you, Mr. Songman
Take away the night, sing away my hurt, Mr. Songman

In your ivory covered house safe behind your walls of glass
You keep staring back at me like a memory from the past
Won't you sing me away to a summer night, let me hold you in my arms again
I know memory's not re-living but at least it's not the end

1. (repeat)

Won't you sing me away to a summer night, let me hold her in my arms again
Take away the night, sing away my hurt, Mr. Songman

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Promised Land 

 

Singles:

- T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Mr. Songman (RCA PB-10278) April 1975. Standard release

- T-R-O-U-B-L-E / Mr. Songman (RCA GB-10487) February 1976. Gold standard series reissue.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Promised Land (1975)

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

- The Country Side of Elvis (1999)

- From Elvis in Memphis; Promised Land; Moody Blue (2001)

- Promised Land (2011) - FTD

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

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD

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