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mary lou brown

COVERED BY ELVIS

Mary Lou Brown
archie's melody

recording date: 1961
originally by: The By Liners

originally written by: Gerald Nelson and Charles Hodge
catalognumber: 45-8631
label: Felsted







recording date elvis: 1966;informal
first release: part of a number of tapes discovered in Graceland in 1996
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The By Liners seem to have released just one record, containing the original version of "Mary Lou Brown" backed with "Archie's Melody." The record was released in 1961 (recording date unknown) as a 45 RPM on the Felsted label, number 45-8631.
Jorgensen lists Red West as the composer, and West is also indicated on the Elvid CD, "The Home Recordings," but the recording label itself gives writing credits to Gerald Nelson and Charles Hodge.
Elvis's version was made in about 1966, probably on Red West's tape recorder, and formed part of a number of tapes discovered in Graceland in 1996.

   

 

mary lou brown
performed by The By Liners

 
   

 

mary lou brown
performed by Elvis Presley

 



I'll hold you tight in the moonlight tonight
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Twinkeling stars told the milky white way
I marry Mary Lou Brown

And I will tell all the world
Of my young Southern girl,
See her tonight beyond moonlight
So I can hold Mary tight

instrumental

I'll bring my guitar to the moonlight tonight
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Imagine your heart floating right up the sigh
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Down by the green river side with my arms open wide
I'll wait for her, only for her
Mary Lou Brown's mine tonight

Mary Lou Brown's mine tonight.............................




I'll hold you tight in the moonlight tonight
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Twinkeling stars told the milky white way
That I marry Mary Lou Brown

And I will tell all the world
Of my young Southern girl,
See her tonight beyond moonlight
So I can hold Mary tight

I'll bring my guitar to the moonlight tonight
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Imagine your heart floating right up the sigh
I love you Mary Lou Brown

Down by the green river side with my arms open wide
I'll wait for her, only for her
Mary Lou Brown's mine tonight

Mary Lou Brown's mine tonight.............................

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