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Yellow rose of texas

COVERED BY ELVIS

Yellow Rose Of Texas


recording date elvis: Wednesday, 10 July 1963; Studio
first release:


originally by: Dacosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters

recording date: may 1927
originally written by: J.K
catalognumber: 6143
label: gennet
comments: without doubt it is older




It looks strange, but "J.K." really is the only way the composer of this number is known! The number was written in 1853 and became popular during the American Civil War as "The Gallant Hood of Texas"a reference to Confederate General John Hood. The original recording of the song seems to have been made by Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters. Their May 1927 version (Gennett 6143) uses very similar lyrics to those with which we are familiar, but is only vaguely recognisable musically, in general being more a fiddle and banjo piece (follow the YouTube performance below to hear the whole piece). The two aspects of lyrics and tune, came together in the recording of the number made by Gene Autry in 1933. Mitch Miller had a six-week long Billboard Top 100 number one with his version in 1955. The number was sung by Elvis in a medley with "The Eyes of Texas" (see above) in the film "Love In Las Vegas" ("Viva Las Vegas" in the USA).



Yellow Rose Of Texas
performed by:
Da Costa woltz's Southern Broadcasters

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Yellow Rose Of Texas
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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