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The Wonder Of You

COVERED BY ELVIS

the wonder of you
I'm gone


recording date elvis: Wednesday 18 february 1970 in concert
first release: on audio single the wonder of you ( may 1970 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: 47 9835


originally by: Ray Peterson

recording date: 23 march 1959
first release: april,1959
originally written by: Baker Knight
catalognumber: 47 7513
label: rca

Born: April 23, 1939
Died: January 25, 2005
Country: United States



Apparently written by Baker Knight for Perry Como, but then given to Ray Peterson, who scored a Top 30 US hit in the summer of 1959 (apparently, Ray had a 4 1/2 octave range at the time). RCA reissued Ray's version in 1964, when it reached number 70 in the US Pop charts. Elvis's version reached considerably higher. Peterson himself relates a telling tale: "He [Elvis] asked me if I would mind if he recorded 'The Wonder of You.' I said, 'You don't have to ask permission; you're Elvis Presley.' He said, 'Yes, I do. You're Ray Peterson.'" Peterson died in January, 2005. Note that the version on the CD "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is not that which was released as a single or used on the albums above; instead, it is an inferior version—apparently the compilers didn't notice this error, as there is no indication in the liner notes of it not being the #1 hit version!


The Wonder Of You
performed by:
Ray Peterson

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When no one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me love and consolation
You give me hope to carry on

And you try to show your love for me
In everything you do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I'm a king
Your kiss to me is worth a fortune
Your love to me is everything

And you're always there
To lend a hand
In all I try to do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you

I guess I'll never know
The reason why
You love me as you do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you





The Wonder Of You
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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When no-one else can understand me
When everything I do is wrong
You give me hope and consolation
You give me strength to carry on

And you're always there to lend a hand
In everything I do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you

And when you smile the world is brighter
You touch my hand and I'm a king
Your kiss to me is worth a fortune
Your love for me is everything

I'll guess I'll never know the reason why
You love me like you do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you

I guess I'll never know
The reason why
You love me as you do
That's the wonder
The wonder of you


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