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A Little Bit of Green

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Words & Music: Arnold/ Morrow/ Martin
Now that the truth is hard to face
I can't forget you once were mine
Someone else is in my place
Whenever we meet my heart beats out of time

Just a little bit of green
Clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Please don't try to tie me down
Those are the words you often say
I can't help seeing you around
You smile with surprise, I turn my eyes away

Just a little bit of green
Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Just a little bit of green
Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Just a little bit of green
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Recorded: 1969/01/14, first released on Back in Memphis (From Memphis to Vegas)

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shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 4, 2014report abuse
A very strong performance on a better than average ballad. I don't see it as strong enough to have been a single, but a great album track. Powerful and poignant.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 10, 2013report abuse
Not the strongest by any means from these sessions, but Elvis does his best and the end result is more than passable. Not at all sure it would have been a big hit if released as a single, as I see it more of an an album track
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
Not a great song, but the transission of Elvis voice from the gentle to the strong is absolutely amazing!
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2011report abuse
One of the weaker songs from 69? Far far from it!!! It's one of the better ones, always loved it and rate it 5 stars.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 3, 2011report abuse
An absolutely stunning song, coming from the King at the pinnicle of his career - the song just flows. 5 stars from me
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
One of the weaker tracks from the "Memphis Sessions" of '69, but still a very good recording. Elvis does a great job of singing it, but I don't think this would have been a big hit as a single, top 40, maybe top 20. I love the album "From Elvis In Memphis" and only "I'm Movin' On" is subpar. On the follow-up LP "Back In Memphis" where we find this one, it sounds like leftovers, kind of like "Love Letters From Elvis". Good vocals on some so-so material.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 26, 2009report abuse
Top drawer recording by Elvis. Single material and a big hit it would have been. Right song, right time right singer, I never tire of this one.
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 6, 2008report abuse
From the first time on I`ve heard it....it became one of my faves....love that song..
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2008report abuse
Another song made perfectly for Elvis' voice !
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2008report abuse
I've always liked this song very much. Elvis sings it with such feeling and compassion. A great song from some great sessions!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2008report abuse
I think, this could have been.. a "good single" for Elvis. If anything, it would have "charted" high on the Country-pop- charts. A powerful A & B side, of the single, may have have looked like this "A little bit of Green". B/w "And the Grass won't pay, no mind"..
MJ27 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 22, 2008report abuse
I always liked the gentle feel of this song. One of my favorite from the sessions.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2008report abuse
nice song, although some hippies in that time had mistaken 'a little green' for something else..
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
It's a very sweet sound, but the mix is very poor, making it sound weaker that it actually is.
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
If this was released as a single in say, 1967 between "You Gotta Stop" and "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" it would have been regarded as a masterpiece. Being recorded among all the wealth of material at American Sound it's just an above average song! Catchy tune though.
ijustcanhelpbelievin (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
always thought it was a catchy song...his voice sounds great in this one...very underated
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
I bought the Back in Memphis set when it came out and i always skipped this track as i never rated the song. I played it again a week or so ago to see if i need to change my views- sorry i still can't stand the thing
ELV75 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
A very underestimated song, perhaps due to the strange title. Each time I hear this song I keep humming it for quite a while.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2008report abuse
As nearly every track from the American Sound Studio this song is perfectly sounding. It's not among the strongest of the session, but oh so much better than the average of the 7 years before.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2008report abuse
Great song, perfect execution. Could have been a hit in 1969/70 for sure.

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