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Stay Away Joe


(Weisman / Wayne)



Sid Wayne and Ben Weisman wrote Stay Away Joe for Elvis's 1968 film of the same name. Elvis recorded the song on October 2, 1967, at RCA's Nashville studios.



Ho! Jump down, spin around, let's have a party

Look who's back, “stay away, Joe”
Choctaw, Chikasaw, gonna drink me hearty
Welcome back, “stay away, Joe”

1. “Stay away, Joe”, they call me
“Stay away, Joe”, oh yeah!
But if you need me call me
Hoot and a holler and I'll be there, Ho!

Who keeps turnin' up like a bad penny
Take one guess, “stay away, Joe”
Always findin' trouble a-plenty
Oh, my yes, I reckon you know

1. (repeat)

When two lips are right for the pickin'
Who crops up, (“stay away, Joe”)
I love’em and leav’em screamin' 'n kickin'
Giddy up, look at him, look at him go

1. (repeat)



Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Let's Be Friends »



- Let’s Be Friends (1970) »

- Almost in Love (1970) »

- Almost in Love (1973) »

- Command Performances – The Essential 60’s Masters II (1995)

- Double Features: Kissin’ Cousins / Clambake / Stay Away Joe (1994)

- Elvis Movies (2006)

- Let’s Be Friends (2006)

– Stay Away Joe (2013) - FTD »
- Change of Habit (2015) - FTD »


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