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One Night

COVERED BY ELVIS

one night
ain't gonna do it


recording date elvis: Saturday 23 february 1957
first release: on audio single one night ( october 1958 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: 47 7410
Comments: this version has the cleaned up lyrics "one night with you" instead of the "one night of sin".


originally by: Smiley Lewis

recording date: 25 october 1955
release date: 1956
written by:
Pearl King,Dave Bartholomew,Anita Steinman
catalognumber: 5380
label: imperial

Born: July 5, 1913
Died: October 7, 1966
Country: United States



Smiley Lewis's original was recorded in October or November 1955 (some sources indicate 25 October) and released in early 1956 on the Imperial label. Elvis's first recording of this number, entitled "One Night Of Sin" and recorded on January 24, 1957, was not released for almost 30 years, being considered too risqué and therefore possibly damaging to his career. This version used Smiley Lewis's original words, referring to "one night of sin is what I'm now paying for;" Elvis re-recorded the number some weeks later, changing this phrase to "one night with you is what I'm now praying for." But you could still understand what he meant...


One Night Of Sin

performed by:
Smiley Lewis

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One night of sin,
Is what I'm now paying for.
The things I did and I saw,
would make the earth stand still.

Don't call my name,
It makes me feel so ashamed.
I,ve lost my sweet helping hand.
I,ve got myself to blame.

I have always lived, a very quiet life
never never did no wrong
Now I know that very quiet life
Has cost me nothing but harm

One night of sin,
Is what I'm now paying for.
The thing I did and I saw,
would make the earth stand still.

Don't call my name,
It makes me feel so ashamed.
I,ve lost my sweet helping hand
I,ve got myself to blame.




One Night Of Sin
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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One night of sin, yeah
Is what I'm now paying for
The things I did and I saw
Would make the earth stand still

Don't call my name
It makes me feel so ashamed
I lost my sweet helping hand
I got myself to blame

Always lived, very quiet life
Ain't never did no wrong
But now I know that very quiet life
Has cost me nothing but harm

One night of sin, yeah
Is what I'm now paying for
The things I did and I saw
Would make the earth stand still

Always lived, very quiet life
Ain't never did no wrong
But now I know that very quiet life
Has cost me nothing but harm

One night of sin,
Is what I'm now paying for
The things I did and I saw
Would make the earth stand still

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