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    Return to Sender, or, Western Union

    Two songs which are SO alike musically, lyrically and thematically. Western Union sounds like a follow up to the story that begins in Return to Sender.
    I'm not sure if that was deliberate or just fortuitous, but which of them would you prefer and why?

    I'm voting Western Union, because I love continuing stories and somehow, musically, it just has the edge for me.

    (p.s. according to Elvis His Life A-Z Return to Sender was the first UK #1 hit to include the saxophone!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis_Priestly View Post
    Two songs which are SO alike musically, lyrically and thematically. Western Union sounds like a follow up to the story that begins in Return to Sender.
    I'm not sure if that was deliberate or just fortuitous, but which of them would you prefer and why?

    I'm voting Western Union, because I love continuing stories and somehow, musically, it just has the edge for me.

    (p.s. according to Elvis His Life A-Z Return to Sender was the first UK #1 hit to include the saxophone!)

    Someone take pity on me, and send me "Western Union" so I can listen to the song? lol

    Hmmmm, that said, "Return to Sender" is a favourite, warm fuzzies from when I was little, so even if "Western Union" is great, it isn't "Return to Sender" lol

    Jess

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    I really like both of the songs
    Western Union is a good song, and Father Conor you are right it's like a second part from Return To Sender, which is cool
    But, my vote goes to Return To Sender, because I like the way he sang it


    Marija

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    Ive voted for Return To Sender...this is an all time Presley classic, with Elvis obviously enjoying himself as you can feel the joy in his vocals..everybody in the studio must have known this was going to be a hit as soon as they started recording it..and this infectious bounce and happiness is carried along through the whole song...
    Western Union whilst again a great song just seems to lack that extra something to take it to the same level as Return To Sender, though I doubt there is anything else Elvis or the band could have done to make this song any better than it is, for me it just doesnt quite make the grade. Its good but not great.

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    I voted Return To Sender - his performance of it in GGG is an Elvis highlight for me......he seems to be having so much fun and he looks divine........like Western Union too....but Return To Sender is a classic for me.

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    i will chose return to sender as when i hear it i smile and want to dance western union is good but you can't beat a classic

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    Yes for me its also Return to Sender. Western Union is like a sequel to me also. We all know the original is usually superior to a sequel. But Western Union is nice also.

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    I like both songs pretty much equally but what I like best in Western Union is that he is more forceful in trying to win the lady back.

    Diane

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    thats a valid point never thought of it that way

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    Here are the words to both songs.

    Western Union


    Western Union

    Oh, Western Union clickety clack

    I had a fight with my baby

    Ooh how sorry I am

    She won't talk to me no how

    I'm gonna send a telegram



    Western Union oh yeah

    Send my lovin' baby back to me



    She won't open my letters

    She won't answer the phone

    When I'm a-ringin' her doorbell

    She says there ain't nobody home



    Western Union oh yeah

    Send my lovin' baby back to me



    Western Union oh yeah

    Send my lovin' baby back to me



    I love you is my message

    Just three words and no more

    If she won't let you deliver

    Slip it underneath her door



    Western Union oh yeah

    Send my lovin' baby back to me



    Western Union oh yeah

    Send my lovin' baby back to me














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    Return To Sender


    I gave a letter to the postman,

    he put it his sack.

    But in early next morning,

    he brought my letter back.



    She wrote upon it:

    Return to sender, address unknown.

    No such number, no such zone.

    We had a quarrel, a lover's spat

    I write I'm sorry but my letter keeps coming back.



    So then I dropped it in the mailbox

    And sent it special D.

    But in early next morning

    it came right back to me.



    She wrote upon it:

    Return to sender, address unknown.

    No such number, no such zone.



    This time I'm gonna take it myself

    and put it right in her hand.

    And if it comes back the very next day

    then I'll understand the writing on it



    Return to sender, address unknown.

    No such person, no such zone.

    If i have to choose it would be return to sender. i loved this song as a child.

    elvislady

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    Western union
    [Royalties come and go....... But there is only one man we always call THE KING

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    Return To Sender

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    Return to Sender for me Dovey
    Get Him, get him~~Hot D*** ~~ he's a Squirrel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7WiBUN_Bw

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    What album/cd is Western Union on?

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    Believe it or not I like Western Union better...don't ask me why. Maybe the words.

    Love to all,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisarose View Post
    What album/cd is Western Union on?

    Hi

    Western union is on the record Speedway and its a great song

    Hope that helped

    You can also find it on the 5 cd`s boxset
    From Nashville to Memphis
    And also on the cd "For the asking"
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    Return to Sender was a world-class song, not to mention we catch the young and beautiful Elvis, really into this the performance of this song!

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    My vote goes to Return To Sender
    I'd like to go to Graceland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudcowboy_1 View Post
    Believe it or not I like Western Union better...don't ask me why. Maybe the words.

    Love to all,
    Tim Dudley
    Well the "clickety clack-- oh yes..." part is my favorite part of the song.

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    I really like both of the songs, but i voted for Western Union
    Some of you all never been down South too much...
    I'm gonna tell you a little story, so you'll understand where I'm talking about

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