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We're gonna move

COVERED BY ELVIS

Leak In This Old Building - We're Gonna Move


recording date elvis: Friday, 24 August 1956; Studio
first release:


originally by: The Bells of Joy

recording date: october 1951
originally written by:
catalognumber: 1708
label: peacock




Vera Matson and Elvis himself are credited for this number, but it seems likely that neither had a great deal to do with its real origins. The musical director of the film "Love Me Tender," Ken Darby, wrote this along with the other three numbers in the film (one of which was "Love Me Tender," a reworking of "Aura Lee"), but gave the credit to his wife (Matson) and Elvis. Elvis might well have known a gospel called "Leak In This Old Building," which was released in January 1953 on Peacock 1708 by the Bells Of Joy. It seems likely, however, given the matrix number (ACA 2013), that the track was recorded some two years earlier, in October 1951. "Leak In This Old Building" is certainly more than the inspiration for "We're Gonna Move"—same tune and much the same words, too! Authorship is a mystery, as the Bells Of Joy's label indicates "A. C. Littlefield," whereas Brother Claude Ely's later 1953 release of the song on the King label credits himself. (Note that another song with the title "There's A Leak In This Old Building" was recorded by the Southern Sons in 1941, but this is a very different number.)


Leak In This Old Building
performed by:
Bells Of Joy

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Well it's a leak in this old building
Lord, it's a leak in this old building
Lord it's a leak in this old building
I'll have to move to a better home

lord gonna move from this old building
lord gonna move from this old building
lord gonna move from this old building
got to find a better

I,ll have to Move to a better home






We're Gonna Move
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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Well there's a leak in this old building
Yes, there's a leak in this old building
Well there's a leak in this old building
We're gonna move to a better home

We got no pane in this old window'
We got no pane in this old window'
We got no pane in this old window'
We're gonna move to a better home

Well there's a hole in the roof where the rain pours in
A hole in the floor where it drops right out again
Well there's a leak in this old building
Well there's a leak in this old building
Well there's a leak in this old building
We're gonna move to a better home

Well there's a crack across the ceiling
Yes there's a crack across the ceiling
Well there's a crack across the ceiling
We're gonna find us a better home

We've gotta stove without a chimney
We've gotta stove without a chimney
What good's a stove without a chimney
We're gonna move to a better home

Pulling down window shades is no use at all
The kids and the neighbor can peep right through the wall
Well there's a leak in this old building
Well there's a leak in this old building
Well there's a leak in this old building
We're gonna move to a better, move to a better
Move to a better ho ho ho home



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