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Night Rider

(Pomus / Shuman)

Night Rider was originally recorded on October 16, 1961, at RCA's Nashville studios, but that version was never released. Five months later, on March 18, 1962, Elvis again attempted the song and recorded a satisfactory take. In 1965, the 1962 recording was used in Elvis's film, Tickle Me. Night Rider was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.



Night rider, night rider
You may think that it's the breeze
Whispering through the lonely trees
But it's only him a-flying round the bend
As the day comes to an end

Night rider, night rider
He came riding into town
As the sun was going down
Saw my baby and he smiled her heart away
Now what will I do today

1. Cautioned my baby to stay at home
Not to leave mama's side
She laughed when I told her take care, take care
Or you'll share in his midnight ride

2. Night rider, night rider
Since he stole her out of sight
I ain't had a peaceful night
Night rider, won't you let my baby be
Come on, send her back to me


1. 2. (repeat)


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Pot Luck 


- Tickle Me (1965)



- Pot Luck (1962)
- Elvis in Nashville (1988)

- Collectors Gold (1991) caixa

- From Nashville to Memphis The Essential 60s Masters (1993) - box set

- Elvis Chante Mort Shuman & Doc Pomus (2000)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 6 Such a Night (2000)

- Close Up (2003) box set

- Studio B: Nashville Outtakes (2003) FTD

- Tickle Me (2005) - FTD

- Readymade Digs Elvis (2007)

- Pot Luck With Elvis (2007) - FTD  

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