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Early morning rain

COVERED BY ELVIS

Early Morning Rain


recording date elvis: Monday 15 march ( 1971 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album elvis now ( february 1972 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 4671

originally by: Gordon Lightfoot


recording year: 1964
originally written by: gordon lightfoot
catalognumber: uas 6487
label: united artists
album: lightfoot !

Name: Gordon lightfoot
Born: November 17, 1938
Country: Canada



Although Gordon Lightfoot's own version was not released until 1966, the year following the releases of versions of the song by Ian & Sylvia and then Peter, Paul and Mary, he had recorded the track in 1964. The delay is explained by his search for an acceptable recording contract. Gordon Lightfoot was born on 17 November 1938 in Orillia, Ontario (Canada). He made several recordings in 1960 as a member of the Two Tones.
See also "(That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me."


Early Mornin' Rain
performed by:
Gordon Lightfoot

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In the early morning rain
With a dollar in my hand
With an achin' in my heart
And my pockets full of sand
I'm a long way from home
And I miss my loved ones so
In the early morning rain
With no place to go

Out on runway number nine
Big seven-o-seven set to go
But I'm stuck here in the grass
Where the cold wind blows
Now the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
Well there she goes my friend
Well She's rollin' down at last

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver bird on high
She's away and westward bound
Far above the clouds she'll fly
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flyin' o'er my home
In about three hours time

This old airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
As cold and drunk as I can be
You can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I'd best be on my way
In the early morning rain

You can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I'd best be on my way
In the early morning rain



Early Morning Rain
performed by: Elvis Presley

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In the early mornin' rain
With a dollar in my hand
And an aching in my heart
And my -pockets full of sand
I'm a long ways from home
And I missed my loved one so
In the early mornin' rain
With no place to go

Out on runway number nine
Big 707 set to go
Well I'm out here on the grass
Where the pavement never grows
Where the liquor tasted good
And the women all were fast
There she goes my friend
She's rolling out at last

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver wing on high
She's away and westward bound
For above the clouds she flies
Where the mornin' rain don't fall
And the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home
In about three hours time

This ol' airport's got me down
It's no earthly good to me
'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground
Cold and drunk as I might be
Can't jump a jet plane
Like you can a freight train
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain
So I best be on my way
In the early mornin' rain



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