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    Sylvia

    Who wrote it? Its a very nice song.
    "When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was a hero in the movie. So every dream that I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. I learned very early in life that without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend; without a song. So I keep singing a song." - Elvis Presley

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    it is really beautiful song.. i really like it too.

    well..my one Elvis book says that writers were Geoff Stephens and Les Reed
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    Wonderful song but, like many, very underrated.

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    I think this is one of his finer 70's songs he did. It had that rhythm and blues soulful sound that Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder had on a song back then.

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    well i like the song but many don't think it is under rated by elvis fans and by folk who like elvis but dont know much about it but great song very powerfull

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    A typical Les Reed Euro type song, very Humperdinck/Jones.

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    A while ago I heard Elvis did a live version of this song...does anybody know if this is true?
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    I like this song ! I got it on the TTWII 3 disc album. It's amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis himselvis View Post
    A while ago I heard Elvis did a live version of this song...does anybody know if this is true?
    It's been rumored through the years that he sang it on stage once or twice in either Las Vegas or on the road in 1970, possibly 71.

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    Until -- or unless -- something genuine from someone honest surfaces, from either Las Vegas, or on the road in 1970, possibly 71 , this subject, and the answer above, is pure specualtion and should be well closed.

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    It's a Vegas lounge style song with country lyrics. There is nothing R&B about this song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknroll View Post
    It's a Vegas lounge style song with country lyrics. There is nothing R&B about this song.
    Agreed. Doesn't even come close to R&B ... or Marvin Gaye!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    Agreed. Doesn't even come close to R&B ... or Marvin Gaye!!
    Make that three ...

    This song is as familar with that overblown, schmaltzy Las Vegas Engelbert Humperdink sound as apple pie is to vanilla ice cream.

    Bottom of the barrel as far as Elvis recordings are concerned.

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    That's funny. My girlfriend and her best friend who are both African American thought this was one of his best songs that they have heard yet and that it to them (as black women) sounded more R&B and Soul than anything else they heard from that period. So I guess to them and to me and others it is soulful and R&B. But there's defintiely nothing "Country" about that song in any way shape or form.

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    Im pretty sure there is a live verison of this song because i just downloaded it on LimeWire.
    "Its An Elvis Thing Man, You Just Wouldn't Understand"


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    Quote Originally Posted by EP75 View Post
    That's funny. My girlfriend and her best friend who are both African American thought this was one of his best songs that they have heard yet and that it to them (as black women) sounded more R&B and Soul than anything else they heard from that period. So I guess to them and to me and others it is soulful and R&B. But there's defintiely nothing "Country" about that song in any way shape or form.
    It's country, and as stated before, something Tom Jones or Humperdink would do. I guess if you and your "African American" friends consider that to be Soul, then more power to you. We'll agree to disagree.

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    That old weeping willow ...
    Seems to whisper her name ...
    Why did she go away ...

    The tears on my pillow ...
    There not hard to explain ...
    There's nothing else, I can say ...

    I'm waiting for a word of love from
    "Sylvia" ...

    Oh yeh, real SOUL brutha !!! LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Creole View Post
    That old weeping willow ...
    Seems to whisper her name ...
    Why did she go away ...

    The tears on my pillow ...
    There not hard to explain ...
    There's nothing else, I can say ...

    I'm waiting for a word of love from
    "Sylvia" ...

    Oh yeh, real SOUL brutha !!! LMAO
    Hehehe.....

    ...but his black "friends" say it is soul, so it MUST be.

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