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There Goes My Everything

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(Frazier)

 

Information:

Dallas Frazier wrote There Goes My Everything in 1965, basing it on the broken marriage of two friends. Jack Greene took the song to the top of the country chart in 1967. His recording (Decca 32023) was named Single of the Year at the annual Country Music Association Awards. Composer Frazier received a CMA award for Song of the Year. In 1967 Englebert Humperdinck had a million-seller with There Goes My Everything (Parrot 40015), reaching #20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Another popular recording that year was by Sue Raney (Imperial 66222).

 

Elvis recorded There Goes My Everything on June 8, 1970, at RCA's Nashville studios. His single release had a nine-week stay on the Hot 100 chart, peaking at #21. On the country chart, the song, paired with I Really Don't Want to Know, reached #9 - Elvis's first top 10 country record since 1958. There Goes My Everything peaked at #2 on the Easy-Listening chart. Only Bobby Goldsboro's Watching Scotty Grow kept it from the top spot.

 

Lyrics:


I hear footsteps slowly walking
As they gently walk across the lonely floor
And a voice is softly saying
Darling, this will be goodbye forever more

1. There goes my reason for living
Oh, there goes the one of my dreams
There goes my only possession
Oh, there goes my everything

As my memory turns back the pages
I can see the happy years we’ve had before
Now the love that kept this old heart beating
Has been shattered by the closing of the door

 

1. (repeat)

Yeah, there goes my only possession

There goes my everything

  

Where it was released:

First released on single » 
 

Singles:

- I Really Don’t Want to Know / There Goes My Everything (RCA 47-9960) December 1970. Standard release. The original picture sleeve read “Coming Soon – New Album”. One month later the sleeve was changed to read, “Now Available – New Album”. Both references were to the Elvis Country LP »

- I Really Don’t Want to Know / There Goes My Everything (RCA 447-0679) February 1972. Gold standard series reissue.

- You'll Never Walk Alone / There Goes My Everything (RCA PB-13058) February 1982. New single release.

- You'll Never Walk Alone / There Goes My Everthing (RCA JB-13058). February 1982. Disc jockey promotional release.

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis Country (1971) »

- Elvis: The Other Sides - Worldwide Gold Award Hits, Volume 2 (1971) »

– Memories of Elvis (1978) »

- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »
- Country Classics (1980) »

– Elvis Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1981) »

– Elvis Country (1981) »

– It's Now Or Never (1981) - Camden »

- The Collection, Volume 4 (1986)

- From the Heart (1991)

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

- Great Country Songs (1996)

- Forever in Love (1997)

- The Country Side of Elvis (1999)

- Legendary Elvis Presley (2000)

- That's the Way It Is - Special Edition (2000)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- Country Collection (2001) - Time Line

- The Country Side of Elvis (2001)

- Elvis Hits (2001)

- Great Country Songs - Remastered Edition (2003)

- Artist Collection (2004)

- The Impossible Dream (2004) - FTD »

- Love, Elvis (2005)

- Love, Elvis - UK Edition (2005)

- Hitstory (2005)

- Elvis - The King (2007)

- Elvis Country (2008) - FTD »

- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »

- Taking Care of Business (2016) - FTD »

 

Bootleg Releases:

- A Dog's Life (1980) - Audifon Records

 

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