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Stranger In My Own Hometown

COVERED BY ELVIS

stranger In my own hometown
maybe it's because of love


recording date elvis: Monday 17 february 1969
first release: on audio album from memphis to vegas - elvis in person at the International hotel / from vegas to memphis - elvis back in memphis (november 16, 1969)
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 6020


originally by: Percy Mayfield

year: 1964
originally written by: percy mayfield
catalognumber: 45-t 941
label: tangerine records



Percy Mayfield was born on 12 August, 1920, in Louisiana. He formed his own band in 1942 and achieved huge US success in 1950 with the million-seller "Please Send Me Someone To Love." This was followed by a run of hits, but in 1952 Mayfield was involved in a serious motoring accident, which left his face disfigured. Ray Charles hired Mayfield as a songwriter in the late 1950s and was rewarded with the Mayfield-written international bestseller "Hit The Road Jack." Percy Mayfield's 1963 original recording of the self-composed "Stranger In My Home Town" was released on Tangerine Record Corporation TRC 941. Mayfield died on 11 August, 1984, just one day before his 64th birthday.


Stranger In My Own Hometown
Performed by:
Percy Mayfield

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I'm like a stranger
Like a stranger in my own home town
I'm like a stranger
stranger in my own home town

Some folks I have known since my childhood
Just don't seem me want me around

I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
I got my hometown want it suck me
I Just don't feel welcome here no more

I build a house on a hilltop
Course you see I'm a family man
I work hard in my kind of buisness
I do the very best I can
I don't mistreath nobody
there lie If they say I do
there are some haven"t like me
but they are so very very few

That's why I feel like a stranger
stranger in my own home town
My so called friends stopped being friendly
but you can't keep a good man down
No you can't keep him down




Stranger In My Own Hometown
Performed by:
Elvis Presley

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I'm like a stranger
Like a stranger in my own home town
I'm like a stranger
Like a stranger in my own home town
My so called friends stopped being friendly
Oh but you can't keep a good man down
Oh no, can't get him down

I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
But my home town won't accept me
Just don't feel welcome here no more

My home town won't accept me
I Just don't feel welcome here no more
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago, yes I did
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
But my home town won't accept me
Just don't feel welcome here no more

I'm like a stranger, like a
stranger in my own home town
Yeah, I'm like a stranger, like a
stranger in my own home town
My so called friends stopped being friendly
Oh but you can't keep a good man down

I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago, yes I did
I came home with good intentions
About 5 or 6 years ago
My so called friends stopped being friendly
Oh but you can't keep a good man down

I'm like a stranger, like a
stranger in my own home town
I'm like a stranger, like a
stranger in my own home town
My so called friends stopped being friendly
Oh but you can't keep a good man down



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