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Shake a Hand




Shake a Hand was written by Joe Morris and originally recorded by Faye Adams (Herald 416), who had a million-seller with it in 1953. Her recording topped the rhythm and blues chart for nine straight weeks. Other popular recordings of Shake a Hand include those by Red Foley (Decca 28839) in 1953, Savannah Churchill (Cameo 125) in 1958, LaVern Baker (Atlantic 2048) in 1960, Ruth Brown (Philips 40028) in 1962, and Jackie Wilson and Linda Hopkins (Brunswick 55243) in 1963.


Elvis recorded Shake a Hand at RCA's Hollywood studios on March 12, 1975.



Just leave it to me, d
on't ever be ashamed
Just give me a chance I'll take care of everything
Your troubles I'll share, let me know and I'll be there
I'll take care of you anyplace and anywhere

1. Shake a hand, shake a hand
Shake a hand, shake a hand
Shake a hand, shake a hand
Shake a hand if you can

Be truthful to me I'll be truthful to you
I'm in love with you so till I don't know what to do
So let's call it a day I said all I have to say
Except don't forget to pray and shake a hand every day

1. 1. 1. (repeat)

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Elvis Today (1975) 



- Elvis Today (1975)

- Elvis Aron Presley - Forever (1988)

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

- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) FTD

- Rhythm & Blues (2001)

- Elvis Today (2005) FTD

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


Bootleg Releases:

- Cadillac Elvis (1979) - TCB Records


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