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Hide thou me

COVERED BY ELVIS

( Oh rock of ages ) Hide Thou Me


recording date elvis: ( 1966 ) ; informal
first release:


originally by: Chuck Wagon Gang

recording year: 9 maart 1941
originally written by: harris;tolbert
catalognumber: 20521
label: columbia


Other versions:
00-00-60 - Weatherford Quartet (LP);
00-11-64 - Oak Ridge Boys (LP).




Big problem. This track is listed in official RCA/BMG releases (In A Private Moment; Today, Tomorrow & Foreverů) with writing credits to Lowry and Crosby, or Baxter, Lowry, Crosby, or some other similar combination. Even Jorgensen fell into the same trap in his otherwise excellent book, "A Life In Music." The problem arises because the full title of this gospel song is "O Rock Of Ages Hide Thou Me" and it's the "Rock Of Ages" part that causes the confusion. "Rock Of Ages" is one of the most popular non-conformist hymns and was indeed written by Crosby et al., but it has nothing to do with the song song by Elvis. Instead the lyrics were written by either B.N. Hulteman (or was it R.N. Hultsman?), whose version is in the public domain, or by Thoro Harris and L.R. Tolbert, who copyrighted the number in 1926 (renewed in 1954). The 1941 version by the Chuck Wagon Gang set to a more up tempo tune than that used by Elvis, and their version is credited to Hulteman. The same words are published for the Harris and Tolbert version and it is their tune that Elvis follows. All very confusing! The Chuck Wagon Gang recorded their original version as "O Rock Of Ages Hide Thou Me" on 9 March, 1941, and the recording was released on Columbia 20521 and Columbia 54030. Elvis's version was recorded at home in Rocca Place, California, and was never intended for commercial release.


Hide Thou Me
performed by:
Chuck Wagon Gang

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Hide Thou Me
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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