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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers

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Words & Music: Dory Jones/ Ollie Jones
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
I won't weep and I won't moan
'Cause I found you and your love so true
And I'm keeping you for my own

Heads I win or tails I lose
I bet my heart to win your love
The day you kissed me, good luck was with me
And I thank my lucky stars above

I'm not the kind to play for fun
I only play for keeps and I'm keeping all the love I won
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
The loser has to pay the score
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more

I'm not the kind to play for fun
I only play for keeps and I'm keeping all the love I won
Finders, keepers, losers, weepers
The loser has to pay the score
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
Yeah he lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
He lost you and I found you
And I'm keeping you for ever more
Recorded: 1963/05/26, first released on Elvis for Everyone

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific, fun and underrated song and it's always such a joy to listen to. O wait, somebody already said that. But it's true, for me anyway.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 9, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific, fun and underrated song and it's always such a joy to listen to. I've never skipped it.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 5, 2013report abuse
Bouncy, fun track that would have fit perfectly on a 1963 studio album. In 1963, the timing was totally right. By 1965, after Dylan and the Brits , this sounded very dated. The Elvis For Everyone LP was really the first thrown together mish-mosh of an album that seemed to have no directon at all. What made it even worse for us teenage Elvis fans in 1965, there were rumors there was going to be some special 10th nniversary album. We all expected brand new studio work and we got scraps.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 5, 2013report abuse
I really like it. From the Elvis For Everyone LP. I also really like that LP. When I first bought it, it really drove home to me how much Elvis' voice changed through the years. It was obvious to me that Finder's Keepers was one of the most recently recorded tracks on the LP. His voice was very solid on that track.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 1, 2013report abuse
One of the weaker songs from the 1963 studio sessions and not one I play that often. He makes the most of a bouncy ballad but I can only just about stretch this to 3 stars maximum.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
Recorded in May of '63 for an album that was never to be (the "lost" album). This is another one of the "Return To Sender" type songs that Elvis recorded trying to cash in on RTS success. It is a fun, but somewhat forgettable track...3 stars....RCA's and Colonel Parker's decision to not release an LP with the material they had from that May recording session (and a couple of nice tunes leftover from '61, "I Met Her Today" and "For The Millionth And The Last Time") was the first big mistake by both label and manager. Elvis still enjoyed recording and there had been a great balance between soundtracks and studio work up until 1963. With this move, they basically told Elvis what they thought of his studio work.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2009report abuse
Pure pop, plain and simple. A good bouncy tune for the early 60's but the arrangement was already outdated by the time this appeared on LP in 1965.

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