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Tweedle Dee

COVERED BY ELVIS

Tweedle Dee
tomorrow night


recording date elvis: Saturday, 18 December, 1954 (but see comment!); concert
first release: on audio album the first live recordings ( february 1984 )
label: the music works
catalog number: pb 3601


originally by: LaVern Baker and The Gliders

recording date: 20 october 1954
written by:
Winfield Scott
catalognumber: 45 1047
label: atlantic

Real name: Delores Williams



LaVern Baker's release was called "Tweedle Dee." Elvis did not make a studio recording of the number, but three live versions exist: in addition to that on the set mentioned above, whose sleevenotes indicate not only the date, but also the location as Gladewater, Texas, the CD "Sunrise" has a version from 22 January 1955 (?) and "The First Live Recordings" (and numerous other CDs) reproduce a recording from 30 April 1955, also purporting to have been made in Gladewater, Texas... But there's a problem, for on 18 December 1954, Elvis was appearing at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, so either he was double-dating, or RCA/BMG have the date incorrect in The Complete 50's Masters. Furthermore, Guralnick and Jorgensen's "Elvis Day By Day" provides a list of numbers that Elvis performed on 22 January, 1955"Tweedlee Dee" is not included! Interestingly, when Elvis appeared in Lubbock in January 1955, he told a young Waylon Jennings that this number would be his next single.


Tweedle Dee
Performed by:
Lavern Baker

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Tweedlee tweedle tweedlee dee
I'm as happy as can be
Jimminy cricket jimminy jack
You make my heart go clickety-clack
Tweedlee tweedlee tweedlee dee

Tweedle tweedle tweedle dot
How you gonna keep that honey you got
Hunkies hunkies fishes bite
I'm gonna see my honey tonight
Tweedlee tweedlee tweedlee dot

Tweedlee dee tweedlee dee
Give it up give it up
Give your love to me
Tweedlee dot tweedlee dot
Gimme gimme gimme gimme
Gimme all the love you got
Hump-be-ump-bump-bump

Tweedlee tweedle tweedle doe
I'm a lucky so-and-so
Hubba hubba honey dew
I'm gonna keep my eyes on you
Tweedlee tweedlee tweedlee doe

Tweedlee doe tweedlee doe
Give that kiss to me before you go
Tweedlee dum tweedlee dum
Lookie lookie lookie lookie
Look at that sugar plum
Hump-be-ump-bump-bump

Tweedlee tweedlee tweedlee dum
You're as sweet as bubble gum
Mercy mercy pudding pie
You've got something that money can't buy
Tweedlee tweedlee tweedlee dum

Owww, tweedlee tweedlee dum
Owww, tweedlee tweedlee dum

Owww, tweedlee tweedlee dum
Owww, tweedlee tweedlee dum
Owww





Tweedle Dee
Performed by:
Elvis Presley

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Tweedle tweedle tweedle dee
I'm as happy as can be.
Jimminy cricket, jimminy jack,
You make my heart go clickety-clack.
Tweedle tweedle tweedle dee.

Tweedle dum, tweedle do,
Give it up give it up,
Give your love to me.
Tweedle do, tweedle dot.
Gimme gimme gimme gimme
Gimme all the love you got.

Tweedle tweedle tweedle dee,
I'm a lucky so-and-so.
Mercy, mercy, pudding pie,
You got something that money can't buy.
Tweedle tweedle dee.

Tweedle dum, tweedle do
Give that kiss to me before you go.
Tweedle do, tweedle dot,
Gimme gimme gimme gimme
Gimme all the love you got.

Tweedle tweedle tweedle dee
I'm a lucky so-and-so.
Mercy, mercy, who needs you?
I'm gonna keep my eyes on you.
Tweedle tweedle tweedle dee.
Oh, tweedle dee, tweedle do.


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