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Soldier Boy

COVERED BY ELVIS

soldier boy
take me back


recording date elvis: Sunday 20 march 1960
first release: on audio album elvis is back ( april 1960 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 2231


originally by: The Four Fellows

recording date: may 1955
originally written by:
David Jones,Teddy Williams
catalognumber: 45-234
label: glorie



There were numerous incarnations of the Four Fellows, starting as early as the mid-1940s, before the name was decided upon and the personnel became more or less fixed. After some initial outings on the Derby Records label, the Four Fellows became the first act to be signed to Phil Rose's Glory label. After two unsuccessful single releases (one of which was with Bette McLaurin), the Four Fellows released "Soldier Boy," a song written in 1951 by David Jones and Larry Banks, two of the members of the group (Banks is not credited), when they were serving in Korea. The single, on Glory 234, entered Billboard's R&B charts in July 1955 and remained there for 15 weeks. Although continuing to be popular, the Four Fellows never again emulated the success of "Soldier Boy."


Soldier Boy
Performed by:
The Four Fellows

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Soldier boy
Why feel blue
Don't you believe she will be true
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

Soldier boy tell me why do you cry
When you return she'll rush to your side
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say 'I do'
if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the blue
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say 'I do'
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you




Soldier Boy
Performed by:
Elvis Presley

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Soldier boy
Why feel blue
Don't you believe that she will be true
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

Soldier boy tell me why do you cry
When you return she'll rush to your side
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say 'I do'
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say 'I do'
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you


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