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A hundred years from now


(I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now - A Hundred Years From Now

recording date elvis: Thursday, 4 June 1970; Studio
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originally by: Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes

recording year: 1940
originally written by: Red River Dave (Dave McEnery)
catalognumber: 05755
label: Okeh

A song called "A Hundred Years From Now" featured in the 1905 Broadway musical "Moonshine," with music by Silvio Hein and lyrics by George V. Hobart and Edwin Milton Royle. I can confirm that this is not the same song, however, even though the Bear Family Records 1991 release "Flatt & Scruggs 1948-1959" lists Hein and Royle in the wrtiers credits. (Elvis's recordings list Flatt & Scruggs, as does Ernst Jorgensen's "A Life In Music.")
The full title of the song appears to be "I Won't Care (A Hundred Years From Now)" and Red River Dave (David L McEnery), a Texas country singer, published a song by this title the 1930's song portfolio, "Songs Of The Mountains And Plains." In an interview made on 5 May, 1975, Red River Dave confirmed that he was the writer of the song that Flatt & Scruggs recorded as "A Hundred Years From Now." (The interview is part of the Oral History section of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.)
On 18 June 1940, country duo Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes recorded Red River Dave's number and released it with the title "(I Won't Care) A Hundred Years From Now," firstly on Okeh 05755 and later on Conqueror 9595 and Columbia 37751. The label specifically credits "McEnery" as the songwriter

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