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(Leiber / Stoller)


Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote Saved, which was recorded by LaVern Baker (Atlantic 2099) in 1960. Her recording was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording of 1960.


Elvis sang Saved in a gospel medley in his 1968 TV Special Elvis. The song was recorded on June 20 or 21, 1968, at Western Recorders in Hollywood.



I used to drink, I used to smoke

I used to smoke, drink and dance the hootchy-coo
I used to smoke and drink, smoke and drink and dance the hootchy-coo
Oh, yeah! And now I'm standing on this corner praying for me and you


1. Ha, ha, ha, that's why I'm saved, I'm saved
People let me tell you 'bout kingdom come
You know I'm saved, I'm saved
Well, I can preach until you're deaf and dumb
I'm in that soul saving army beating on that big bass drum


I used to cuss, I used to fuss
I used to fuss, cuss, boogie all night long
I used to cuss and fuss, cuss and fuss,
Cuss and fuss and boogie all night long
Well, but I'm standing on this corner, I know right from wrong


1. (repeat)


I used to lie, I used to cheat
I used to lie, cheat, step on people's feet
I used to lie and cheat, lie and cheat and step on people's feet
Well, but now I'm steppin' on to glory, salvation is my beat


1. 1. 1. (repeat)

I'm saved, I'm saved, I'm saved

Where it was released

Released for the fist time on Elvis NBC TV Special (1968) 


- Elvis NBC TV Special (1968)

Elvis NBC TV Special (1981)

- Peace in the Valley (2000)

- Easter Special (2001) FTD

- 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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