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Money honey

COVERED BY ELVIS

Money Honey
the way I feel


recording date elvis: Tuesday 10 january 1956;studio
first release: on audio album elvis presley ( march 1956 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lpm 1254


originally by: Clyde Mcphatter & The Drifters

recording date: 1953
release date: september 1953
written by: Jesse Stone
catalognumber: 45 1006
label: atlantic

Born: November 15, 1932
Died: June 13, 1972
Country: United States



Clyde McPhatter was the lead singer of the newly-formed Drifters when they recorded the original of "Money Honey" on 9 August, 1953. It was released as a single on Atlantic 1006.
Elvis's version was recorded during his first RCA session, with RCA technicians attempting to recreate the Sun sound. Clyde McPhatter joined Billy Ward and the Dominoes in 1950, but left to form the Drifters in 1953: Elvis recorded the Drifters' "Money Honey." Other McPhatter original srecorded by Elvis are "Without Love" and "Such A Night." McPhatter died on 13 June, 1972; he was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.


Money Honey
performed by:
Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters

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You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window - and peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what was on his mind - He said,

Money, honey - Yes, Money, honey.
Money, honey, if you want to stay here with me.

I was cleaned as a screen, and so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I love the best.
I finally got my baby about a half past three,
She said I'd like to know what you want with me - I said,

Money, honey - Money, honey.
Money, honey - If you want to get along with me.

She screamed and said, what's wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through.
I said tell me, baby, face to face-
How could another man take my place? - She said

Money, honey - Money, honey.
Money, honey - If you want to get along with me.

( instrumental )

Now I've learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love 'em so - I want

Money, honey - Money, honey.
Money, honey - If you want to get along with me.

(If you want to get along)
Oh, I need some money
(If you want to get along)
Well I ain't jivin' you honey
(If you want to get along)
You gotta give up some money
If you want to get along with me





Money Honey
performed by:
Elvis presley

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You know, the landlord rang my front door bell.
I let it ring for a long, long spell.
I went to the window,
I peeped through the blind,
And asked him to tell me what's on his mind.
He said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey, if you want to get along with me.

Well, I screamed and I hollered,
I was so hard-pressed.
I called the woman that I loved the best.
I finally got my baby about half past three,
She said I'd like to know what you want with me.
I said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.

( instrumental )

Well, I said tell me baby, what's wrong with you?
From this day on our romance is through
I said, tell me baby, face to face
How could another man take my place?
She said,

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get a long with me.

Well, I've learned my lesson and now I know
The sun may shine and the winds may blow.
The women may come and the women may go,
But before I say I love you so,
I want

Money, honey.
Money, honey.
Money, honey,
If you want to get along with me.


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