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Keep your hands off of it

COVERED BY ELVIS

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Keep Your Hands Off It ( Birthday cake )

recording date elvis: Recorded by Elvis on Friday, 5 June 1970; Studio
first release:


originally by: Billy Hughes' buccaroos

recording year: 1946
originally written by: foster
catalognumber: 1119
label: fargo





Others identify far older numbers as the original, including for example, Coot Grant and Kid Wilson's 1932 "Keep Your Hands Off My Mojo" and Leadbelly's "Keep your Hands Off Her" (along with numerous other candidates, too many to list). None of these, however, match in tune or lyrics the song that Elvis sang, even if the sentiment might be similar. Both this number and "Got My Mojo Working" seem to come from the same root, the one developing more in the Country area, the other (Mojo) in the R&B area. The 1946 release "Take Your Hands Off It (Birthday Cake)" by Billy Hughes' Buccaroos on Fargo 1119-A, a Country Swing with very suggestive lyrics, approaches the number performed by Elvis and so is tentatively suggested as the original.


Keep Your Hands Off Of It
performed by:
Billy Hughes

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Keep Your Hands Off Of It
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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