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Puppet on a string

COVERED BY ELVIS

Puppet On A String


recording date elvis: Wednesday, 10 June 1964; Studio
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originally by: Edith McDonald

recording year: 1920
originally written by: tepper;bennett
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"Puppet On A String" from 1920? Well, yes and no. Tepper and Bennett not infrequently resorted to tunes in the public domain when providing numbers for Elvis and this is another of those cases. The melody of Puppet is based on the lullaby "Hush Little Baby," the origins of which are lost in time. The song was collected by Cecil Sharpe in 1916, when it was sung by a Mrs Julia Boone. The first commercial recording appears to have been made on 5 April 1920 for Edison Diamond Discs (80560) by Edith McDonald. The tune and the lyrics have inspired numerous songs, in addition to Elvis's own version, including "Hambone," "Bo Diddley," "Mockingbird" and the 1964 "Fool, Fool, Fool" (a totally different song to Elvis's "Fool, Fool, Fool" of a decade earlier).


Puppet On A String
performed by:
Edith McDonald

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Puppet On A String
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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