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Nothingville

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(Strange / Davis)

 

Information:
Bill Strange and Mac Davis wrote this song for Elvis's 1968 TV Special, Elvis. The instrumental track was laid down at Western Recorders in Hollywood on June 20 or 21, 1968. Elvis may have recorded the vocal at that time or possibly at NBC on June 30. During the special, Nothingville was sung in a medley with Guitar Man, Let Yourself Go and Big Boss Man.

 

Lyrics:
 

Nothingville
Phony little two-bit town
Where nothing's real
They treat me like a country clown

Nothingville
I ain't gonna keep-a-hangin' round'
The doors keep slammin' in my face
People keep puttin' me in my place

It's a rat's race at a snail's pace
Nothingville... Nothingville

Nothingville...

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Elvis: NBC TV Special 
 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis: NBC TV Special (1968)

Memories of Elvis (1978)

Elvis NBC TV Special (1981)

- Memories: The 68 Comeback Special (1998)

- Elvis: NBC TV Special The Vinyl Classics Edition (2005)

- Let Yourself Go (2006) - FTD

NBC-TV Special (2016) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:
- The '68 Comeback (1976) - Memphis Records

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