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Why Me Lord

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(Kristofferson)

 

Information:

Kris Kristofferson wrote and first recorded Why Me Lord (as Why Me) in 1973. His recording (Monument 8571) reached #16 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and #28 on the Easy-Listening chart. Sales exceeded a million copies.

 

Elvis performed Why Me Lord in concert on March 20, 1974, at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. RCA recorded the concert for release on the Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis LP.

 

Lyrics:

(Why me Lord? What have I ever done

To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord what did I ever do to deserve loving You
And the kindness You've shown)

Lord help me Jesus I’ve wasted it
So help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I needed You so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in Your hands

(Try me Lord, if you think there's a way I can ever repay
All I've taken from You
Maybe Lord I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you)

Lord help me Jesus I’ve wasted it
So help me Jesus I know what I am, oh yeah
Now that I know that I needed You so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in Your hands
Jesus my soul's in Your hands

 

Where it was released:

First released on Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis »
 

LPs/CDs:

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1974) »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (1977) »
– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »

- Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances (1994)

- Elvis Aron Presley (1998)

- Peace in the Valley (2000)

- Dixieland Rocks (2001) – FTD »

- It’s Midnight (2002) – FTD »

- Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (2004) – FTD »

- Rockin’ Across Texas (2005) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2007) – FTD »

- Unchained Melody (2007) - FTD »

- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD »

- I Believe: The Gospel Masters (2009)

- Rockin’ Across Texas (2009) - FTD »

- High Sierra (2010) - FTD »

- Live in L.A. (2011) – FTD »

- Fashion for a King (2011) - FTD »

- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD »

– Sold Out! (2013) - FTD » 

– In Florida (2014) - FTD »

- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Spirit of Jackson, MS (2016) - FTD »

– Las Vegas '74 (2017) - FTD »

– Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD »

– Lake Tahoe '74 (2017) - FTD »

– Murfreesboro '74 (2018) - FTD »
– Omaha, Nebraska '74 (2018) - FTD »

St. Paul to Wichita, October '74 (2019) - FTD »

From Georgia to Florida (2019) - FTD »

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