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LOVE ME TENDER - Happy Birthday Elvis




The First Time I Saw Elvis
I was twelve and just learning that boys were important
My family rode the long distance to see Elvis who was performing in another city
Our seats were close to the stage and  we could see clearly
Johnny Cash was his opening act
He was good --- but who could concentrate  when  you knew Elvis was back there behind the curtain
Then the announcer came out and introduced

~~~~~~~~~~ ELVIS ~~~~~~~~~~

My heart was beating  'Shake Rattle and Roll'
 if possible it started beating faster - I thought I might swoon

His guitar hang around his shoulder
He had on a black shirt with a wide pink stripe on one side
He was just beautiful
He started  with 'I'm All Shook Up'
I had never seen anyone move the way he did
When he sang 'That's When Your Heartache Begins'
I wanted to run up there and wipe away the unseen tears in his eyes

It was hard to be still when he started on 'Blue Suede Shoes' & 'Don't be cruel'
My feet moved to the beat
Ahhhhhhhhhh  -----------  delicious feelings I had never felt before

Then he  sang 'I want you, I need you, I love you'
I was overwhelmed with ecstatic joy



Today I still play Elvis' music------------swooning in my heart as he sings
'I Was the One' and  'Are You Lonesome Tonight'  and  'Are you sincere'

Ah, Elvis
He will always be the handsome young man, not much more than a boy himself
Singing his heart out on a  stage in Clarksdale
with  hips and legs that wouldn't be still
I will always 'Love You Tender'

©Kathy Collier 9-05
repost:    1 − 2013

Happy Birthday to Elvis

~~~~~~~~~~ ELVIS ~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~ ELVIS ~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~ ELVIS ~~~~~~~~~~

Music:  Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender

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LOVE ME TENDER - Happy Birthday Elvis



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