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On October 7, 2013
Love Me Tender
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"Immer Wieder Lieb Ich Dich" zur Melodie "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley and Vera Madsen( the publisher's wife).German song sung by Freddy Quinn: Hear it sung by Gerhard Wendland:
"The 1956 song "Love Me Tender" puts new words to the music of the Civil War song "Aura Lee," published in 1861. "Aura Lee" had music by George R. Poulton and words by W. W. Fosdick. It later became popular with college glee clubs and barbershop quartets. It was also sung at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" (the updated "Aura Lee") on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, shortly before the single's release and about a month before the movie, Love Me Tender (for which the reworded song was originally written) was released. On the following day, RCA received 1 million advance orders, making it a gold record before it was even released.The song is credited to Presley and Vera Matson because of the publishing agreement reached for the assignment of royalties (Presley had songwriting input on only a very small number of the many songs he recorded). The principal writer of the lyrics was Ken Darby (Matson's husband). The song was published by Elvis Presley Music. Darby also adapted the Civil War tune, which was in the public domain. When asked why he credited his wife as co-songwriter along with Presley, Darby responded, "Because she didn't write it either."-Wikipedia
A lovely song no matter the words put to it.
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Very Beautiful...Nice To Hear This In Another Language...
Ok Jay I may not understand what you said but song is something I know, who wouldn't and loved hearing this in a different language......simply beautiful....glad I stopped by........fantabulous......Susan:)
Guten Morgen Jay
WOW ... ich habe dieses Lied noch nie in Deutsch gehört ...... wie schön, dass du es in meiner (unserer?) Muttersprache singst..... klingt richtig schönUnd danke für deine lieben Kommentare ... ich habe mich sehr darüber gefreut.
Never heard this song in German ..... it´s wonderful that you sing this in my (our?) mother tongue .. it sounds very good.Thank´s for your nice comment...... I really appreciate it
And many thanks for your information about the song ..... that was very interestingLovely greetings from Bavaria ..... Liss
Sing In The Key Of Love!......RIP Aretha Franklin (3/25/42 - 8/16/18). xoxo
HI JAY, GOOD DAY TO YOU.....: ) IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO VISIT YOU AT YOUR PLACE AND TO HEAR YOUR MUSIC OFFERINGS.......
WHAT A MARVELOUS IDEA TO SING THIS GREAT SONG IN GERMAN. I HAVE HEARD THE "AURA LEE" VERSION AT KSOLO.....BUT DID NOT KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE SONG ITSELF. THAT WAS FUNNY WHAT DARBY SAID ABOUT HIS WIFE BEING A CO-WRITER.
REALLY A NICE AND TENDER RENDITION!! THAT WAS REALLY LOVELY TO HEAR!! GOD BLESS! HUGS!! JAN
I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! BYE FOR NOW : )
Gorgeous singing Jay.Your one of a kind unique singer performer.I loved listening.God bless you, hugs, Brenda
Have never heard the German version of the song...but I love it...:)You did a wonderful sing here Jay.... just loved my listening....and I can send you hugs, love and smiles too..... your friend always...Tove xoxox
Thank you for sharing the story to the song too ....
So very nicely done : )
I hope all my friends have a safe and blessed week, hugs and God bless Irene
Good morning Jay i love this song and you sang great... i enjoyed listening so very much..God bless hugs Irene
Awesome song choice. You did a really Terrific job singing it . I really enjoyed it a lot Jay.Thanks for your recent visit to my studio. ~~Michael~~
Great to hear this one in German...you did a wonderful job Jay...!
My wi-fi keeps dropping, I will try to catch up with listens tomorrow if I can.... hugs,LA
this is fabulous Jay....this song is gorgeous in this language...loved it!!
Excellent Singing Sounds Great Beautiful Rendition Nicely Done! Thank You For Sharing *****5***** René
Sounds great, Jay.
HI JAY I NEVER BEFORE HEARD IT IN GERMAN YOU SING SO LOVELY ~ TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL ~ TY FOR SHARING ~ HUGS MARINA!*******************
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