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Salute to the King

  • Dec 6, 2010
My aunts are great fans of Elvis Presley and hence i grew up with Elvis' hits in the background as a child. Here are some of those awesome melodies in order of preference...
1
Welcome To My World


Sing along if you wish, I've taken the liberty to include the lyrics to the song:

Welcome to my world,
Won't you come on in
Miracles, I guess
Still happen now and then
Step into my heart
Leave your cares behind
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind

Knock and the door shall be opened
Seek and you will find
Ask and you'll be given
The key to this heart of mine

I'll be waiting there
With my arms unfurled
Waiting just for you
Welcome to my world
Welcome to my world
2
Are You Lonesome Tonight?


(Words & music: Roy Turk / Lou Handman) 

Are you lonesome tonight,
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a brighter sunny day,
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?

Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?

I wonder if you're lonesome tonight
You know someone said that the world's a stage
And each must play a part.
Fate had me playing in love with you as my sweetheart.
Act one was when we met, I loved you at first glance
You read your line so cleverly and never missed a cue
Then came act two, you seemed to change, you acted strange
And why I'll never know.
Honey, you lied when you said you loved me
And I had no cause to doubt you.
But I'd rather go on hearing your lies
Than go on living without you.
Now the stage is bare and I'm standing there
With emptiness all around
And if you won't come back to me
Then they can bring the curtain down.

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?
3
It's Now Or Never


(Words & Music by Aaron Schroeder - Wally Gold)
It's now or never, 
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling, 
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late, 
it's now or never
My love won't wait.

When I first saw you 
with your smile so tender
My heart was captured, 
my soul surrendered
I'd spend a lifetime 
waiting for the right time
Now that your near 
the time is here at last.

It's now or never, 
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling, 
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late, 
it's now or never
My love won't wait.

Just like a willow, 
we would cry an ocean
If we lost true love 
and sweet devotion
Your lips excite me, 
let your arms invite me
For who knows when 
we'll meet again this way

It's now or never, 
come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling, 
be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late, 
it's now or never
My love won't wait.
4
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me


(Words & music by Wickham - Napier - Bell - Donaggio - Pallavicini)
When I said, I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn't me who changed, but you
And now you've gone away

Don't you know that now you're gone
And I'm left here on my own
Now I have to follow you
And beg you to come home

You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me
I can't help but love you
But believe me, I'll never tie you down

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All that's left is loneliness
There's nothing left to feel
5
My Way


And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I've traveled each and ev'ry highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
And (not "but") more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew (not "know")
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got? 
If not himself, then he has naught.(not "NOT")
To say the words he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!
6
Can't Help Falling In Love With You


(Words & music by George Weiss - Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore)
Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you
for I can't help falling in love with you
7
Always On My Mind


Maybe I didn't treat you 
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you 
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
(You were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind


Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, I'm so sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
(You were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died
Give me, give me one more chance 
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
(You are always on my mind)
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind


Maybe I didn't treat you 
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you 
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
Maybe I didn`t treat you…
Quite as good as I should have…
8
I Can't Stop Loving You


(Words & music by Don Gibson)
I can't stop loving you
So I've made up my mind
To live in memory 
Of such an old lonesome time

I can't stop wanting you
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life
In dreams of yesterday.

Those happy hours 
That we once knew
Though long ago, 
They still make me blue

They say that time 
Heals a broken heart
But time has stood still
Since we've been apart
9
Surrender


(Words & music by Doc Pomus - Mort Shuman - E. De Curtus)
When we kiss my heart's on fire
Burning with a strange desire
And I know, each time I kiss you
That your heart's on fire too

So, my darling, please surrender
All your love so warm and tender
Let me hold you in my arms, dear
While the moon shines bright above

All the stars will tell the story
Of our love and all its glory
Let us take this night of magic
And make it a night of love

Won't you please surrender to me
Your lips, your arms, your heart, dear
Be mine forever
Be mine tonight
10
Love Me Tender


(Words & music by Vera Matson - Elvis Presley)
Love me tender, 
love me sweet, 
never let me go. 
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.

Love me tender, 
love me true, 
all my dreams fulfill.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender, 
love me long,
take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
and we'll never part.

Love me tender, 
love me true, 
all my dreams fulfill.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender, 
love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

Love me tender, 
love me true, 
all my dreams fulfill.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).
11
Crying in the Chapel


(Words & music by Arthur Glenn)
You saw me crying in the chapel.
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
Now I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
Where humble people go to pray
I pray the Lord that I'll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I've searched and I've searched
But I couldn't find
No way on earth 
To gain peace of mind

Now I'm happy in the chapel
Where people are of one accord
Yes,We gather in the chapel
Just to sing and praise the Lord

Ev'ry sinner looks for something
That will put his heart at ease
There is only one true answer
He must get down on his knees

Meet your neighbor in the chapel
Join with him in tears of joy
You'll know the meaning of contentment
Then you'll be happy with the Lord

You'll search and you'll search
But you'll never find 
No way on earth 
To gain peace of mind

Take your troubles to the chapel
Get down on your knees and pray
And Your burdens will be lighter
And you'll surely find the way

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December 06, 2010

Great list covering all phases of Elvis' illustrious career.  I am going to take some time to view some of these videos that I have never seen before!  

 
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