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We're Gonna Move

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(Matson / Presley)

 

Information:

Elvis sang We're Gonna Move in his first film, Love Me Tender. It was the first song in the film. Although Elvis and Vera Matson are credited as the song's composers, We're Gonna Move was actually written by Matson's husband, Ken Darby. Elvis recorded the song at Radio Recorders on August 2, or September 24, 1956. Vocal backing was by Chuck Prescott, John Dodson, Red Robinson, and others. The guitar player was Vita Mumolo.

 

Lyrics:

1. Well, there's a leak in this old building

Yes, there's a leak in this old building
Well, there's a leak in this old building
We're gonna move to a better home

We got no pane in this old window
We got no pane in this old window
We got no pane in this old window
We're gonna move to a better home

Well there's a hole in the roof where the rain pours in
A hole in the floor where it drops right out again


1. (repeat)

Well, there's a crack across the ceiling
Yes, there's a crack across the ceiling
Well, there's a crack across the ceiling
We're gonna find us a better home

We've gotta stove without a chimney
We've gotta stove without a chimney
What good's a stove without a chimney
We're gonna move to a better home

Pulling down window shades is no use at all
The kids and the neighbours can peep right through the wall


1. (repeat)
Move to a better, move to a better, m
ove to a better home

 

Where it was released:

First released on EP Love Me Tender »
 

EPs:

- Love Me Tender (1956) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- A Date With Elvis (1959) »
- A Date With Elvis (1965) »

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

- Essential Elvis (1986)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992)

- Jailhouse Rock (1997)

- Elvis Presley… Plus (2007) – Universe (Cargo Records)

- Pink Cadillac: The Recordings of ’56 (2007) – Xtra

– Love Me Tender (2014) - FTD »

– A Date With Elvis (2017) - FTD »

The Wild One '56 (2018) - FTD »

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