Girl Happy

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Tout comme le film du même nom peut se regarder en pensant à autre chose, la B.O de "Girl Happy" (au demeurant assez plaisante avec ses gentils petits rocks et ses ballades aux jolies mélodies faciles à retenir) peut s'écouter en vaquant à d'autres occupations. Mais, parvenu piste 11 ("You'll Be Gone"), arrêtez tout ! Se concentrer et apprécier... . Apprécier en premier lieu le talent vocal du King . Irréprochable. Mais également son talent de compositeur puisqu'il participe activement à la création de ce titre (d'où cette sublime interprétation). A une époque où Elvis se pose des questions existentielles, où il a des doutes quant à sa carrière artistique, il se décide enfin à s'exprimer plus intimement. Il ne sera plus un "simple" interprète auquel ses détracteurs ne pourront plus reprocher son immense succès en s'appropriant le travail des autres. Bien sur Elvis n'est pas un interprète passif. Il cherche, perfectionne, peaufine, mais écriture et composition feraient de lui un artiste véritablement complet aux yeux de tous (et à ses propres yeux). Lors de discussions entre pro-king et anti-king ce manque de créativité personnelle est le 1er argument servi par ces derniers pour dénigrer le chanteur. Et moi même, quand parfois j'y pense...c'est vrai qu'il y a comme un vide. Après, concevoir des chansons dignes de ce nom nécessite du temps, du calme, un investissement de soi que ne permettent pas le tournage de 2 ou 3 films par an et autant d'enregistrements de B.O.
Si quelqu'un avait pu percevoir les doutes d'Elvis, ses envies et ses aspirations artitiques. Si quelqu'un avait pu, un instant seulement, se soucier d'autres choses que du paraitre et de l'argent "facile". Quelqu'un qui aurait compris, motivé et encouragé Elvis... .Un ami quoi.

 

Album édité en avril 1965

Girl Happy
Spring Fever
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Startin' Tonight
Wolf Call
Do Not Disturb
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
The Meanest Girl in Town
Do the Clam
Puppet on a String
I've Got to Find My Baby
You'll Be Gone

 

 


Les Paroles

Girl Happy

Girl happy, yes I'm girl happy,
Girl happy, can't you see

Every girl I see looks good to me
What a crazy way out way to be
I love a life of nothing but beautiful women
Well I'm Girl happy, yes I'm girl happy,
Girl happy, can't you see

Every time I see a pretty face
My heart just heads for outer space
I need a girl to make my life worth livin'
Yes, I'm Girl happy, yes I'm girl happy,
Girl happy, can't you see

I've been like this since I was just a baby boy
First nurse that ever rocked my cradle made me jump for joy
Mama keep your daughter out of sight
I'm in a lovin' mood tonight
I love a life of nothing but beautiful women
Well I'm Girl happy, yes I'm girl happy,
Girl happy, can't you see

I've been like this since I was just a baby boy
First nurse that ever rocked my cradle made me jump for joy
Girl happy, well I'm girl happy,
Yes I'm girl happy, can't you see
Girl happy, said I'm girl happy,
Yes I'm girl happy, can't you see


Spring Fever

A little bird, he told me so
He said come on, get on the go
Open your eyes the sky is full of butterflies
The blossoms on the trees stir up the honey bees
Spring makes my fever right

Spring fever, Spring is here at last
Spring fever, my heart's beating fast
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Well if you feel the wanderlust
Just grab a car or hop a bus
In every town there's excitement to be found
So much is happening
Don't miss the joy of spring
The world's in love just look around

Spring fever comes to everyone
Spring fever, it's time for fun
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Spring fever, it's Spring fever time
Spring fever, watch that fever climb
Get up, get out spring is everywhere

Spring is everywhere


Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Girls on the beaches commit a sin
They don't show yards and yards of skin
Preceding message to you has been
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

Maybe your yen is for tennis courts
Maybe romancing is in your thoughts
Enjoy all outdoor and indoor sports
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce

Any male in Fort Lauderdale who is not pursuing a cute female
Will automatically land in jail
That's the law in Fort Lauderdale

Pretty girls eighteen to twenty-three
If their technique ain't what it should be
Get love instruction for free from me
Through the courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce




Startin' Tonight

Michigan State, M. I. T.
Harvard University
Vassar, Wellesley, Smith and Brown
Shakin' up this here town tonight
Startin' tonight
Have a ball do it all startin' tonight

Grab your partner by the hand,
Spread a blanket on the sand
Three a.m. go for a swim
Clothes and all jump right in
Tonight, startin' tonight
Let out the stops, call the cops, it's all right

'Cuz when the cops have come and gone
You'll just keep carrying on
Don't you worry if you land in jail
We'll forward your mail if you can't make bail
Tonight, startin' tonight
Have a ball do it all startin' tonight
Anything goes, everything goes, startin' tonight
Startin' tonight.



Wolf Call

Flip, flop with kay-eye (?)
What a cutie pie I see
Oops shoopa doo-wah
Lips of honey that's for me

Shim sham shimmie
I might forget you baby, there's no doubt
I saw you standing 'gainst the wall
I whistled and I gave my all
Now don't tell me you don't fall
For that wolf call

Just a little kiss'll put me in a whirl
I'll never whistle dearie at another girl
You love me well we'll have a ball
Why do you try to stall
Now don't tell me you don't fall
For that wolf call
For that wolf call
For that wolf call


Do Not Disturb

Let's take the phone off the hook
Turn the lights way down low
Baby put down that book
Tell the maid to go

Do not disturb
Hang the sign on the door
Do not disturb
It's time to make love
And I can't wait anymore

I'll just pull down the blind
Now come over here
I've got one thing in mind
Let's get comfortable dear

Do not disturb
Hang the sign on the door
Do not disturb
It's time to make love
And I can't wait anymore

Everything's right tonight
Mmmm, it's great when we kiss
Now your arms hold me tight
Let's stay like this

Mmm mmm mm mmm mmmm mmmm
Mmm mmm mm mmm mmmm mmmm


Cross My Heart and Hope to Die

I can explain about last night
Though things didn't look just right
Please believe me there was nothing wrong
I thought about you baby all night long
Cross my heart, I hope to die
Well I wouldn't tell you no lie, mmm

Talk about a piece of rotten luck
You do a friend a favor and you wind up stuck
She couldn't hold a candle to you, no siree
Very hard to handle like a Model T
Cross my heart, I hope to die
Well I wouldn't tell you no lie

Please believe me when I say
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
From you 'cause I don't have to look too hard
To see what I've got in my own back yard
So please forgive me and forget
Don't say my alibi's all wet (?)
I miss those kisses from your honeycomb
This humble bumble bee just wants to fly back home
Cross my heart, I hope to die
Well I wouldn't tell you no lie

I wouldn't tell you no lie
No no no no no no
I wouldn't tell you no lie


The Meanest Girl in Town

She'll tell you that she loves you, make you feel just like a KING
She'll cry to you and lie to you, she'll do 'most anything
She'll get right up next to you and the first thing that you know
You'll be telling her you're sorry because she hurt you so
I said she's evil the most evil girl I've found
There ain't no doubt about it, she's the meanest girl in town

She'll invite you over to her house at half past nine
You'll wear a suit, you'll wear a tie and you'll give your shoes a shine
You'll take a real deep breath and knock on her front door
Her little sister will tell you "She don't live here anymore"
I said she's evil the most evil girl I've found
There ain't no doubt about it, she's the meanest girl in town

And there ain't no doubt about it, she's the meanest girl in town

She'll put her arms around you and squeeze with all her might
She'll breathe a sigh and pucker her lips and CLOSE HER EYES real tight
Your heart will pound like thunder, you'll melt in her embrace
But when you go to kiss her well she'll laugh right in your face
Because she's evil the most evil girl I've found
There ain't no doubt about it, she's the meanest girl in town


Do the Clam

Hey everybody gather round
Listen to that bongo sound
Grab the first one in your reach
Now we're going to shake the beach

Do the Clam, do the Clam
Grab your barefoot baby by the hand
Turn and tease, hug and squeeze
Dig right in and do the Clam

You can get your heart to spin
On the outside looking in
Moon ain't gonna last all night
Well let's work up an appetite

Do the Clam, do the Clam
Grab your barefoot baby by the hand
Turn and tease, hug and squeeze
Dig right in and do the Clam

Everybody's got that beat
Well listen to those happy feet
Ain't you glad that you found out
What the Clam is all about

Do the Clam, do the Clam
Grab your barefoot baby by the hand
Turn and tease, hug and squeeze
Dig right in and do the Clam

Do the Clam, do the Clam
Grab your barefoot baby by the hand
Turn and tease, hug and squeeze
Dig right in and do the Clam
Dig right in and do the Clam


Puppet on a String

Every time you look at me
I'm as helpless as can be
I become a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything with me

All you do is touch my hand
And your wish is my command
I become a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything with me

If you really love me
Darling please be kind
I offer you the truest love
That you will ever find

Take my heart and please be fair
Handle it with loving care
For I'm just a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything with me

If you really love me
Darling please be kind
I offer you the truest love
That you will ever find

Take my heart and please be fair
Handle it with loving care
For I'm just a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything with me
You can do 'most anything with me


I've Got to Find My Baby

I've got to find my baby
I wonder where can she be
Has anybody seen her
Send her back to me

She left me here all alone
And I ain't had no lovin'
Since my baby's been gone
My baby's gone

I've gotta find my baby
I gotta hold her tight and tell her I love her
Tell her everything's all right
So I'll keep searching
All night long
'Cause I ain't had no lovin'
Since my baby's been gone
My baby's gone

I've gotta find my baby
I've gotta find my baby
Gotta find my baby


You'll Be Gone

Sweetheart we're alone
And you are mine
Let's make this night a night to remember
Don't make our love a cold dying ember
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
Hold me close in your arms as the night withers away
Let's not waste one precious kiss while we're together
Oh please come to my arms and say you'll love me forever
For with the dawn, you'll be gone

Sweetheart when you're near
My heart is aflame
Your lips pressed on mine is heaven descending
And I could die because it is ending
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
Let these passions we feel in our hearts never end
I could never share this feeling with another
Oh please say that you feel the same, there'll be no other
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone
For with the dawn, you'll be gone