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That's alright

COVERED BY ELVIS

That's Alright
crudup's after hours


recording date elvis: Monday 5 july 1954;studio
first release: on audio single that's all right ( 19 july 1954 )
label: sun
catalog number: 209
comments: 3 push marks


originally by: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

recording date: 6 september, 1946
written by: Arthur Crudup
catalognumber: 20 2205
label: rca victor

Aliases: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Born: August 24, 1905
Died: March 28, 1974
Country: United States



Crudup's original was entitled simply "That's All Right." Things weren't going too well at Elvis's audition for Sam Phillips, when, during a break in the procedings, Elvis started messing with this up tempo number up to then he'd attempted only ballads. Scotty Moore and Bill Black joined in, Sam Phillips was stunned, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Elvis never attempted to "steal" his music from the blacks who developed it. He was the first to give credit where it was due, as witness his remarks in 1956: "The coloured folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know... I used to hear old Arthur Crudup bang his box the way I do now and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel what old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw."
Interestingly, Crudup seems to have used the various verses of "That's All Right" separately in other recordings he made in earlier years (notably "I Don't Know It," which is perhaps the number that Elvis remembered), so it seems to be an amalgam of remembered, previously composed bits and pieces.
See also My Baby Left Me and So Glad You're Mine.


That's Alright
performed by:
Arthur Crudup

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Well now, that's all right, now mama
That's all right for you
That's all right now, mama
Anyway you do

But that's all right
That's all right
That's all right now mama
Anyway you do

Well, my mama she done tol' me
Papa tol' me, too
'The life your livin, son
Now, women be the death of you'

That's all right
That's all right
That's all right, now mama
Anyway you do

'Yeah, man!'

(guitar & instrumental)

Baby, one an one is two
Two an two is fo'
I love that woman
But I got to let her go

That's all right
That's all right
That's all right, now mama
Anyway you do

Babe, now if you don't want me
Why not tell me so?
You won't be bothered wit' me
'Round yo house no mo'

But that's all right
That's all right
That's all right, now mama
Anyway you do

(guitar & instrumental)

De-ah-da, de-de-de, de
De-de-de, de
De-de-de, de
De-de-de

De-de-de, de
De-de-de
Now, that's all right
That's all right
That's all right, now mama
Anyway you do.





That's Alright Mama
performed by:
Elvis presley

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Well, that's all right, mama
That's all right for you
That's all right mama, just anyway you do
Well, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

Mama she done told me,
Papa done told me too
'Son, that gal you're foolin' with,
She ain't no good for you'
But, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

I'm leaving town tomorrow
I'm leaving town for sure
Then you won't be bothered
With me hanging' round your door
But, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do

I ought to mind my papa
Guess Im not too smart,
If I was Id leave you
Go before you break my heart
But, that's all right, that's all right.
That's all right now mama, anyway you do



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