Double Trouble

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Du 28 au 30 juin 1966, Elvis se rend en studio afin d'enregistrer les titres composant l'album du film Double Trouble et voici ce qu'en concluera Charlie Mc Coy : "Mince, c'est une honte. Il (Elvis) est le plus grand chanteur du monde et il arrive à travailler avec un aussi mauvais matériel". Tout est dit me semble-t'il.

En effet, la maison d'édition Hill et Range ne fait aucun effort pour rechercher de nouveaux auteurs/compositeurs ce qui permettrait de changer l'atmosphère, la "couleur musicale" des B.O de films. Pire : les éditeurs en question ne prennent même plus le temps d'écouter les maquettes proposées !

Et même si  ce disque  (formant un tout cohérent soit dit en passant) est illustré, outre par de bons petits rocks ( It won't be long ne sera cependant pas intégré dans le film) et de jolies ballades, mais également par City by night au rythme jazzy et There's so much world to see trés blues, il n'en demeure pas moins qu'une certaine monotonie s'installe. Ce ne sont pas les titres d'origine traditionnelle (Old Mc Donald et I love only one girl -auprès de ma blonde- ça aurait pu faire sourire dans une période plus favorable à Elvis, musicalement parlant) qui rectifieront le tir. Ni même les excellents bonus Never ending, Blue river, What now, what next, where to provenant des non moins excellentes sessions des 26 et 27 mai 1963.

Seuls les inconditionnels seront là à la sortie du 33 t qui n'obtiendra qu'une logique 47ème place (20 semaines de présence). Voilà ce qui arrive lorsque le matériel est de piètre qualité. Que l'on veut travailler "à l'économie" financièrement. Que la production impose un rythme "comme à l'usine" empêchant toutes possibilités d'améliorer, de perfectionner les résultats obtenus ... et que la vedette commence à être sérieusement fatiguée de tout ce système.

 

Album édité en Juin 1967

Double Trouble
Baby, If You Give Me All Of Your Love
Could I Fall In Love
Long Legged Girl
City By Night
Old MacDonald
I Love Only One Girl
There Is So Much World To See
It Won't Be Long
Never Ending
Blue River
What Now, What Next, Where To

 


Les Paroles

Double Trouble

Some guys fall in love with one girl, I gotta fall for two
There's just so much lovin' that one heart's supposed to do
So I go around with my heart draggin' on the ground
Doggin' me around, I'm the sorriest sight in town

I got double trouble, I got double trouble
I got double trouble twice as much as anybody else oh yeah!

I guess there's gotta be two dark clouds hangin' over me
My future looks a bumpy as a matchbox on the sea
Every time I think that I have finally got it made
Some losin' cards are played, I just can't make the grade

I got double trouble, I got double trouble
I got double trouble twice as much as anybody else oh yeah!

I got double trouble, I got double trouble
I got double trouble twice as much as anybody else oh yeah!


Baby, If You Give Me All Of Your Love

I'll send you red roses by the dozen
I'll call you sweet little things like turtle dove
I'll whisper pretty things in your ear
The kinda things a girl likes to hear
Baby, if you'll give me all of your love

I'll bring you pounds and pounds of chocolate candy
To prove it's you that I've been thinking of
Tear up all the pictures I own of every pretty girl I've ever known
Baby, if you'll give me all of your love

I'll take you dancin' every night until you're ready to drop
I'll kiss your sweet red cherry lips until you holler stop
Every night I'll serenade you 'neath your window
If you need me just a whistle and I won't need a shove
I'll hug you squeeze you tight as I can
It ain't gonna be no one-night stand
Baby, if you'll give me all of your love

I'll take you dancin' every night until you're ready to drop
I'll kiss your sweet red cherry lips until you holler stop
Every night I'll serenade you 'neath your window
If you need me just a whistle and I won't need a shove
I'll hug you squeeze you tight as I can
It ain't gonna be no one-night stand
Baby, if you'll give me all of your love
Baby, if you'll give me all of your love
If you will give me, if you will give me all your love


Could I Fall In Love

Could I fall in love for the very first time
That's what I ask myself when you're lips touch mine
Could I fall in love on a night like tonight
That's what I'd like to know when I hold you tight

Now that we're alone (Now that we're alone)
Just a kiss apart (Just a kiss apart)
I have the answer from the feeling in my heart
Could I fall in love and forever be true
My heart tells me I could if I fell for you


Long Legged Girl

All right
I've been thumbin' rides travellin' light
Walked the streets till past midnight
Trampin' roads, trails and lanes
Scaling cliffs fields and plains
Searchin' till the early dawn
For that long legged girl with the short dress on

Riding trucks, bikes and skis
Sailing lakes and brooks and seas
Driving wagons, cars and jeeps
Walking stilts in ten foot leaps
Searchin' till the early dawn
For that long legged girl with the short dress on

And everywhere I go she's been and gone

She's fine, it's just too bad she's the travellin' kind
So fine, I just can't rest till I make her mine
I've been from Maine to Tennessee, Mexico from Wahkiki
Rain or shine, sleet or snow
Searchin' high, searchin' low
Everything depends upon
That long legged girl with the short dress on

She's fine, it's just too bad she's the travellin' kind
So fine, I just can't rest till I make her mine
I've been from Maine to Tennessee, Mexico from Wahkiki
Rain or shine, sleet or snow
Searchin' high, searchin' low
Everything depends upon
That long legged girl with the short dress on
The long legged girl with the short dress on


City By Night

When shadows beckon on dim-lit avenues
Night people hear the call
From hidden alleys, secret rendezvous
They come out one and all

The city by night I'm wide awake
It never sleeps make no mistake

Whatever sets off the spark
A magic glow lights the dark
Then I'm intrigued by the sight
Of the city by night

Those crowded nightclubs
Those picturesque cafes
Are scenes no-one forgets
And I'm enchanted, music softly plays
By dancing silhouettes

The city by night I'm wide awake
It never sleeps make no mistake

The evening's full of surprise
It's magic opens my eyes
And I'm intrigued by the sight
Of the city by night

Yeah!

Old MacDonald

Old Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some chicks, ee-i-ee-i-o
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
Loud as they could be
And when those chicks got out of line
Chicken fricasse
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
Loud as they could be
And when those chicks got out of line
Chicken fricasse

Well, Old Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some cows, ee-i-ee-i-o
With a moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
Cattle everywhere
And when those cows got out of line
Hamburger, medium rare
With a moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
Cattle everywhere
And when those cows got out of line
Hamburger, medium rare

Ohh, Well, Old Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on that farm he had some pigs, ee-i-ee-i-o
With an oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
Pigs everywhere in sight
And when those pigs got out of line
Pork and beans at night
With an oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
Pigs everywhere in sight
And when those pigs got out of line
Pork and beans at night

Well I'm goona have a farm one day, ee-i-e-i-o
And I'll do things McDonalds way, ee-i-e-i-o
With a cluck, cluck here, a cluck, cluck there
A moo, moo here, a moo, moo there
An oink, oink here, an oink, oink there
And I can promise you
If those animals ever get out of line
We'll have a mulligan stew
How about you?


I Love Only One Girl

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

In Paris there is Mimi, and when the moon is bright
I love to take her walking, along the Seine each night
I kiss her on the left, then I kiss her on the right

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

I'm proud of my Brunhilda, in Frankfurt on the Rhine
Oh she's a lot of woman and all of her is mine
Oh she can lift a Steinway as easy as a stein

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

In Naples there's Maria how she can cook and flirt
You can't beat her lasagna, I eat until I hurt
And then she tops it off with "amore" for dessert

Oh, I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

Oh I love only one girl, the one I got my arms around
I love only one girl, one in every town

I love only one girl...I love only one girl
I love only one girl...I love only one..girl..

She's the girl for me...


There Is So Much World To See

Baby it's wrong wrong as can be
To try and tie guy like me
I could never settle down in a little sleepy town
There's so much world to see

Sure would be happy for a while
But then we'd have to part
When tears replace your loving smile
Well I don't want to be the guy who has to break your heart
So here's where it ends
Not lovers but friends
Though your lips are tempting me
Maybe I'm a fool and yet
This wanderer just can't forget
There's so much world to see

Sure would be happy for a while
But then we'd have to part
When tears replace your loving smile
Well I don't want to be the guy who has to break your heart
So here's where it ends
Not lovers but friends
Though your lips are tempting me
Maybe I'm a fool and yet
This wanderer just can't forget
There's so much world to see
For me, there's so much world to see
Yeah! yeah! Mmm


It Won't Be Long

The shooting stars are coming out of your eyes
They point the way, the way to paradise
I got a funny feeling, I can't be wrong
It won't be long until the sparks will fly
It won't be long

I hear a buzz, buzz around in my brain
But what it does, is bound to drive me insane
At a time like this I must be strong
It won't be long till the sky falls down
It won't be long

Love has taught me plenty, I'm still learning more
Anything worth having is worth the waiting for
Here I go, I'm on a one way trip
Look out below because I'm about to flip
I tell you when these lips get to that kiss

It won't be long until we're out of this world
It won't be long

Love has taught me plenty, I'm still learning more
Anything worth having is worth the waiting for
Here I go, I'm on a one way trip
Look out below because I'm about to flip
I tell you when these lips get to that kiss
It won't be long, it won't be long until we're out of this world
It won't be long
It won't be long, it won't be long until we're out of this world
It won't be long


Never Ending

Walk down to the beach at sunset
Look as far as you can see
You will find that endless ocean
And that's how my love will always be

I bring you never ending, never ending
never ending, never ending
never ending, never ending love

Look up at the sky at midnight
Gaze up on the starlit view
Just as heaven has no boundaries
Neither does my love for you

I bring you never ending, never ending
never ending, never ending
never ending, never ending love
Never ending love
Never ending love
Never ending love
Never ending love


Blue River

Blue river, it can't be found on any map that I know
But it's the place where lonely lovers all go
To cry their tears, blue river
It winds along a path of heartache and pain
Of broken dreams from lovin' someone in vain
Like I loved you, and baby I still do

I held you so tight
You were out of my sight
I'm feelin' so low
But I gotta go
Blue river because you never really cared about me
From now on baby that's where I'm gonna be
Cryin' over you, by the river of blue


What Now, What Next, Where To

Like a ship without a compass on a cold lonely sea
No beacon light of love to guide me through
I lost the only treasure that means anything to me
What now, what next, where to?

I thought I had a love that would be mine eternally
I felt so sure you'd be forever true
Now everything I counted on has crumbled under you
What now, what next, where to?

You were part of every dream I dreamed, of everything I planned
How could I know our castles were built upon the sand
Won't heaven send an angel please, to tell me what to do
What now, what next, where to?
What now, what next , where to?