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You better run

COVERED BY ELVIS

You Better Run On - You Better Run
sit down child



recording date elvis: Friday, 31 March 1972; Studio
first release:


originally by: Gospel Light Jubilee Singers

recording date: 1 february 1939
release date: 1940
originally written by: Traditional
catalognumber: B-8196
label: bluebird



Probably a number that has to be classified as "traditional"—it is at the very least extremely difficult to find any information about it! The first recording I have been able to find with the title "You Better Run" dates from 1923, on the Document label, number DOCD-5520, by the Homer Rodeheaver and Wiseman Sextet. However, this is a different number altogether. The Gospel Light Jubilee Singers recorded their version on 1 February 1939 in the Andrew Jackson Hotel, Rock Hill, North Carolina, as "You Better Run On." It was released that same year on Bluebird B-8196, as the B-side of "Sit Down, Child." The August 1939 recording of the number by the Norfolk Jubilee singers on Decca 7758 more closely matches the song as later recorded by Elvis.
Some commentators link "You Better Run" to another song, "(You Better) Let That Liar Alone." Personally, the link sems very tenuous to me, but this just helps to indicate the difficulties in locating the origins (and originals) of such traditional numbers.


You Better Run
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You Better Run

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Elvis Presley

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