Loving You

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

Toutes les chansons de cet album proviennent des sessions de janvier / février 1957 et sont travaillées avec les choristes et musiciens habituels auxquels sont adjoints Duddley Brooks (piano) et Hilmer J. Tiny Timbrell (guitare rythmique).

En face A, nous trouvons les 7 titres illustrant la B.O  du film "loving you". La face B, quant à elle, est composée de 5 titres issus des-dites sessions. Mais pour qui l' ignore, il est impossible d'en faire la distinction tant ce vinyl forme un tout cohérent. Cette homogénéité est remarquable également si l'on observe ce troisième 33 T d' Elvis avec les deux précédents. Il en est la suite logique et naturelle. Il est le reflet du King de ces années ' 50 :

    - De bons rocks énergiques comme "got a lot o' livin' to do" au rythme endiablé, sans choristes ! Comme à la première heure du rock 'n' roll !

"Mean woman blue", "party", ... sont tous aussi "sauvages" mais plus sophistiqués puisque les Jordanaires répondent présents pour épauler Elvis.

    - et les ballades ! sublimes !  "lonesome cowboy" au rythme lent, superbement soutenue par les Jordanaires, tout en douceur... puis allant crescendo... pour redescendre ensuite. L' interprétation d'Elvis magistrale.

De même, pour le titre phare "loving you", l'ensemble Elvis / Jordanaires / pianiste (en particulier) apporte calme et douceur à cette magnifique promesse d' Amour sans fin. Là encore, un travail d' équipe, irréprochable.

Lorsqu' on écoute les chansons de la face B, on s'aperçoit qu'il n' y a pas de rupture musicale entre celles-ci et les titres de la face A. Tout s' enchaine naturellement. Les ballades "i need you so", "true love" (à mes yeux , exceptionnelle), "don't leave me now" sont de la même veine que "loving you".

"Have i told you lately", "blueberry hill" et son rythme cool, sans artifices, sont pareillement bien intégrés dans ce vinyl.

Et c'est, entre autres, pour ces raisons que l'album "Loving You" sera numéro 1 pendant 10 semaines et restera présent dans les charts durant 20 semaines.

 

Album édité en juillet 1957 !

Mean Woman Blues
Teddy Bear
Loving You
Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do
Lonesome Cowboy
Hot Dog
Party
Blueberry Hill
True Love
Don't Leave Me Now
Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?
I Need You So

 


Les Paroles

Mean Woman Blues

I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
I got a woman,
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

The strangest gal I ever had
Never happy 'less she's mad
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me

She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild
Oh, I got a woman
Mean as she can be
Sometimes I think
She's almost mean as me


Teddy Bear

Baby let me be,
your lovin' Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck,
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

I don't wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don't wanna be a lion
'Cause lions ain't the kind
you love enough.
Just wanna be, your Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Baby let me be, around you every night
Run your fingers through my hair,
And cuddle me real tight

 
Loving You

I will spend my whole life through
loving you, loving you.
Winter, summer, spring-time, too,
loving you, loving you.
Makes no difference where I go or what I do.
You know that I'll always be loving you.

If I'm seen with someone new,
don't be blue, don't be blue.
I'll be faithful I'll be true;
always true, true to you.
There is only one for me, and you know who.
You know that I'll always be loving you.

 
Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do

Oh yes I致e got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
Come on baby, to make a party takes two
Oh yes I致e got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
And there's no one who I'd rather do it with-a than you

There's a moon that's big and bright in the milky way tonight
But the way you act you never would know it's there
So baby, time's a wasting
A lot of kisses I ain't been tasting
I don't know about you but I知 gonna get my share

Oh got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
Come on baby, to make a party takes two
Oh yes I致e got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
And there's no one who I'd rather do it with-a than you

There's a balmy little breeze
That's whistling through the trees
And it's telling you to pitch a little woo with me
Why don't you take a listen
You'll never know what you've been missing
Cuddle up a little closer and be my little honey bee

Oh got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
Come on baby, to make a party takes two
Oh yes I致e got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
And there's no one who I'd rather do it with-a than you

You're the prettiest thing I致e seen
But you treat me so doggone mean
Ain't you got no heart, I知 dying to hold you near
Why do you keep me waiting
Why don't you start co-operating
And the things I say are things you want to hear

Oh got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
Come on baby, to make a party takes two
Oh yes I致e got a lot o' living to do
A whole lot o' loving to do
And there's no one who I'd rather do it with-a than you


Lonesome Cowboy

I am just a lonesome cowboy
And I知 travelling all alone
I ain't even got a nickel
To call my baby on the phone

Just beyond the mountain lies a city
And I hear it calling me
Saddle up and ride you lonesome cowboy
Here is where you'll find your destiny
In my dreams the lights shine bright and pretty
Near to me and yet so far
Will I always be a lonesome cowboy
Am I only reaching for a star

Ride. Ride, ride, ride along cowboy
Sing, sing, sing, sing a song cowboy

Will I ever leave this lonesome valley
Really see the lights that shine
Gotta find what lies beyond the mountain
Gotta rope and tie that dream of mine

I am just a lonesome cowboy
And I知 travelling all alone
If you don't call me baby
Then I知 never coming home


Hot Dog

Hot dog, you say you're really coming back
Hot dog, I知 waiting at the railway track
Hot dog, you say you're coming home for good
Hot dog, I知 going to keep knocking on wood
And baby, I can hardly wait
I知 gonna meet you at the gate, hot dog

I fell in love with you and then you went away
But now you're coming home to stay
Hot dog, soon everything will be all right
Hot dog, we're gonna have a ball tonight
I've got a pocketful of dimes
It's gonna be just like old times, hot dog

You went away and every day was misery
But now you're coming back to me
Hot dog, my heart is gonna go insane
Hot dog, when you come walking off the train
Oh how lonely I have been
But when that Santa Fe pulls in
Hot dog, baby, baby, hot dog

 
Party

I feel it in my leg,
I feel it in my shoe
Tell me pretty baby
If you think you feel it too
Let's have a party
Let's have a party
Send to the store
And let's buy some more
And let's have a party tonight

Some people like to rock
Some people like to roll
But movin' and a groovin'
Gonna satisfy my soul

I've never kissed a bear
I've never kissed a goon
But I can shake a chicken
In the middle of the room

Now Honky Tonky Joe
Is knockin' at the door
Bring him in and fill him up
And set him on the floor

 
Blueberry Hill

I found my thrill on blueberry hill
On blueberry hill when I found you
The moon stood still on blueberry hill
And lingered until my dreams came true

The wind in the willow played
Love's sweet melody
But all of those vows we made
Were never to be

Tho' we're apart, you're part of me still
For you were my thrill on blueberry hill

 
True Love

Suntanned, windblown, honeymooners at last alone
Feeling far above par, oh how lucky we are
While I give to you and you give to me
True love, true love
So, on and on it will always be
True love, true love
For you and I have a guardian angel on high
With nothing to do but to give to you
And to give to me love forever true

 
Don't Leave Me Now

Don't leave me now
Now that I need you
How blue and lonely I壇 be
If you should say we're through

Don't break my heart
This heart that loves you
They'll just be nothing for me
If you should leave me now

What good is dreamin'
If I must dream all alone by myself
Without you darling
My arms would gather dust

Come to these arms
These arms that need you
Don't close your eyes to my plea
Don't leave me now


Have I Told You Lately that I Love You ?

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Could I tell you once again somehow?
Have I told with all my heart and soul how I adore you?
Well darling I知 telling you now

Have I told you lately when I知 sleeping
Every dream I dream is you somehow?
Have I told you why the nights are long
When you're not with me?
Well darling I知 telling you now

My heart would break in two if I should lose you
I知 no good without you anyhow
And have I told you lately that I love you
Well darling I知 telling you now

My heart would break in two if I should lose you
I知 no good without you anyhow
And have I told you lately that I love you
Well darling I知 telling you now


I Need You So

I need you so
To keep me happy
If I can't have you
I cannot go on

I need your arms
Around me tightly
Yes, I miss them nightly
When you're not at home

When the day is done
I miss you so
I lie and wait
To hear you knock on the door

When you leave me
I try not to worry
Come back in a hurry
'Cause I need you so

When the day is done
I miss you so
I lie and wait
To hear you knock on the door

When you leave me
I try not to worry
Come back in a hurry
'Cause I need you so