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Why me lord

COVERED BY ELVIS

Why Me - Why Me Lord


recording date elvis: Wednesday 20 march 1974;studio
first release: on audio album elvis recorded live on stage in memphis ( june,1974 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: cpl1 0606


originally by: Kris Kristofferson

year: 1972
release date: october 1972
written by: Kris Kristofferson
catalognumber: kz-31909
label: monument
comments: open seal
album: jezus was a capricorn

Born: June 22, 1936
Country: United States



Former Golden Gloves boxer Kris Kristofferson turned down an offer to teach at the USA military academy at West Point and instead moved to Nashville to become a country musician. A big fan of Willie Nelson, he became one of the on-and-off group "The Highwaymen," along with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Nelson himself. Kristofferson's version appeared on his LP "Jesus Was A Capricorn" with the title "Why Me." Elvis recorded several Kristofferson numbers, including "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and "For The Good Times."
(Note that the number, "Why Me," recorded by The Thrasher Brothers in 1971 and featured on their LP "Now Hear This" is a different song.)



Why Me
performed by:
Kris Kristofferson



Why me Lord, what have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known

Tell me Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth loving you
Or the kindness you've shown.

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it
So help me Jesus I know what I am

Now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.

Tell me Lord, if you think there's a way
I can try to repay
All I've taken from you

Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you.

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am

Now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.

Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am

Now that I know that I've needed you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.

Jesus, my soul's in your hand......






Why Me Lord
performed by:
Elvis presley



(Why Me Lord? What have I ever done
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known

Tell me Lord what did I ever do
To deserve loving you
And the kindness you've shown)

Lord Help Me Jesus I've Wasted It
So help me Jesus I know what I am

Now that I know that I needed you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hands

(Try me Lord, if you think there's a way
I can ever repay
All I've taken from you

Maybe Lord I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you)

Lord Help Me Jesus I've Wasted It
So help me Jesus I know what I am, Oh yes!

Now that I know that I needed you so
Help me Jesus my soul's in your hands
Jesus my soul's in your hands......










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