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Tennessee Waltz

COVERED BY ELVIS

tennessee waltz
how much do I owe You?


recording date elvis: february 1966-early 1967; Informal
first release: on cd platinum-a life in music ( july 1997 )
label: bmg
ean: 00 7863 67469 2 0


originally by: Cowboy Copas

recording date: april 1947
originally written by:
Pee Wee king,Redd Stewart,Copas
catalognumber: 696
label: king



version with Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys




One of THE country classics, though it is generally associated with Patti Paige, who had a no.1 US hit with her more pop version in 1950.
The origins of "Tennessee Waltz" are unclear. It was probably inspired by Bill Monroe's "Kentucky Walz," with Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart providing lyrics to their own "No Name Waltz" tune in 1946.
Cowboy Copas, sometime singer with Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys, probably recorded the number first in April 1947, though his version was not released until March 1948 (with the label showing the title as "Tennesee Waltz" -- note the missing "s" -- and strangely indicating Copas as one of the writers) on King 696.
Pee Wee King's own version, recorded with His Golden West Cowboys, was recorded in December 1947, released in January 1948, and entered the US Country charts in April 1948, peaking at number 3. Co-writer Redd Stewart, who played fiddle with the Cowboys, sang the lead. Tom Parker was Pee Wee King's road manager in the early 1940s. He went on to manage Eddy Arnold, a former Cowboy himself, and later, of course, Elvis.
On 17 February, 1965, Governor Frank Clement proclaimed "Tennessee Waltz" as the fourth Tennessee state song.


The Tennessee Waltz
Performed by:



I was dancing with my darlin'
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced him to my loved one,
And while they.. were dancing,
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

I remember the night,
And the Tennessee Waltz
Only You know how much I have lost
Yes, I lost my little darlin'
The night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz

I was dancin' with my darlin'
To the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see
I introduced him to my loved one,
And while they were dancing,
My friend stole my sweetheart from me

I remember the night,
And the Tennessee Waltz
Only you know how much I have lost
Yes, I lost my little darlin'
The night they were playing
The beautiful Tennessee Waltz




The Tennessee Waltz
Performed by:
Elvis Presley



You know I lost my little darling
the night they were playing
the beautiful tennessee waltz

And I remember the night of the tennessee waltz
Only you know how much I have lost

I know I lost my little darling
The night they were playing
The beautiful tennessee waltz

Well, I remember the night of the tennessee waltz
Only you know how much I have lost




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