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Talk About the Good Times

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Information:

Jerry Reed wrote and recorded Talk About the Good Times (RCA 47-9804) in 1970. It reached #14 on Billboard's country chart.

 

Elvis recorded Talk About the Good Times on December 14, 1973, at Stax Studios in Memphis.

 

Lyrics:


Well I remember when I was as children

The time the people used to treat the neighbour like a fellow man
And all their singin's and big prayer meetin's
When a man was proud to walk up and shake his neighbours hand, Lord

Oh you talk about the good times, talk about the good times
Oh if you ever needed help a friend was there
Some good neighbour help lift your burden
Mmm, and the simple joys of life a friend would share

Times are harder and the people are changin'
Now most folks couldn't tell you who their neighbours are
All their guns are loaded, the front doors are bolted
Ain't this ol' world takin' hate and care just a little too far

Oh you talk about the good times, talk about the good times
I wish I could go back to the days I'm speakin of
When a friend would meet you and a smile would greet you
What this ol' world needs now is a little old fashioned love

My granddaddy, God rest his soul now
Well, we had a big long talk together the day he died
He said son this world is full of hate and venom
I can't wait to leave this ol' place and rest on the other side

1. Oh you talk about the good times, talk about the good times
I'm gonna see all the friends I knew in the good ol' days
We'll have a big hand shakin' an' sit and talk together
Sit down by the river Jordan and sing our blues away

1. (repeat)


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on Good Times 

 

LPs/CDs:

- Good Times (1974)

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

- Essential Elvis, Volume 5 - Rhythm & Country (1998)

- Country Rock (2001)

- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)

- Good Times (2009) - FTD

 

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