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Elvis Presley and Debra Paget in Love MeTender

Movie Music

The song “Love Me Tender’ is based on the tune to the 1861 Civil War song “Aura Lee.” The version by Elvis and Ken Darby (credited as Vera Matson, which was his wife’s name)  has some new words and was part of the soundtrack to Elvis’ movie Love Me Tender. It was his film acting debut, and the movie starred Richard Egan and Debra Paget. Elvis performed the song on The Ed Sullivan Show  on September 29, 1956, which was a little more than a month before the movie’s release. On the day after his performance on the show, RCA received one million advance orders. “Love Me Tender” went to #1 on both the U. S. Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1956.

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

Here are the lyrics to “Love Me Tender” by 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.”

For other songs by Elvis Presley: “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “If I Can Dream.”

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop music, rock and roll hits, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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2 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    Is Love Me Tender a Doo Wop song?

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