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For the Millionth and the Last Time

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Words & Music: Roy C. Bennett/ Sid Tepper
For the millionth and the last time
Darling let me hold you tight
One more kiss and then I promise
I will say my last goodnight

Though your lips are so inviting
And I know I'll wanna stay
Give me one more kiss to dream on
And I'll be on my way

It seems a million or so kisses ago
We said goodnight at your door
I didn't get far 'cause here we are
And I'm still begging for more

Whilst the millionth and the last time
Slowly disappears from sight
For the millionth and the last time
Let me kiss you good-night

It seems a million or so kisses ago
We said goodnight at your door
I didn't get far 'cause here we are
And I'm still begging for more

Whilst the millionth and the last time
Slowly disappears from sight
For the millionth and the last time
Let me kiss you good-night
Let me kiss you good-night
Let me kiss you good-night
Recorded: 1961/10/15, first released on Elvis for Everyone

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GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2013report abuse
Latin Flavored Elvis songs are fine with me. Love them ! "For the millionth and the last time" and "Fountain of Love" and "You'll be gone" and others, are gems in a amazing catalog of music. Honestly, Elvis had very few "song clunkers" along the way. (And those were mostly the movie songs) Elvis tried to do it all, and almost always did it perfectly.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2013report abuse
Latin Elvis is always a winner in my book and the genre seems to fit his voice like a glove. Not a spectacular song but his delivery lifts this from out of the ordinary into something really enjoyable to this fan.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2013report abuse
It has a Latin sound. Enough said. Nothing special.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2013report abuse
This is such a magnificent and underrated song and I've never skipped it. Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular too.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2010report abuse
I could never understand why this song was never released on the Pot Luck album or for that matter, I Met Her Today; either of these is a much superior candidate rather than the inclusion of Steppin' Out Of Line; an outtake from Blue Hawaii. There was a better version of For The Millionith And The Last Time included on the Pot Luck FTD issued CD and I believe elsewhere if my mind serves me correect.
potluck62 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2010report abuse
I've always loved this song.I remember first hearing this on my friends'Elvis For Everyone 8-track as a kid.My fave version of this is the one on Theres Always Me.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2010report abuse
Another Tepper/Bennett winner. Well its better than most of their fluff but that's not saying much. Elvis did as much as he could with it, but its a dud of a song.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2010report abuse
This is a good song made into a great track by Elvis' voice. This one should have been the flipside of a "I Met Her Today", which should have been a single in '62 or '63. Two songs that were treated like leftovers and included on a mediocre album four years after they had been recorded.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2009report abuse
I love this song, Elvis sounds wonderful - makes a very good song into an amazing one. Superb.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 17, 2009report abuse
had we not a millionth and a last time, there wouldn't be songs like this anymore ;-)
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2009report abuse
I love this song. It's one of countless examples of an Elvis song that will not fail to make me smile or feel happy when I hear it, no matter what my mood is. It's almost a Dean Martin kind of a song, but Dean didn't have the range Elvis did-- this song has some great high notes and some very nice low notes as well. In fact, I am going to search through the 3000+ songs on my iPod right now so I can hear it right now!
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2009report abuse
A lovely song with beautiful vocals.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2009report abuse
I like this song. But nevertheless in 1961 it represents a sad premonition of what path would take Elvis career: deep into a Crooner sound and away from Rock'n'Roll, making room for the up coming British Invasion (that didn’t kicked Elvis out of Rock, instead it only had that magnitude because Elvis had long abandoned Rock scene and made plenty of room for it)
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
Certainly not a great song, but I've always enjoyed it. It's a pleasant listening experience and I like the tempo. This song or "I Met Her Today" certainly would have fit better on "Pot Luck" than
"Steppin' Out Of Line."
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
The fact that this song was released on an album of leftovers says a lot. When it came out back in the early sixties I hated this song for its tame and lacklustre arrangement. But through the years I learned to appreciate Elvis' effort.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
another proof of the quality of the man. Turning an ordinary song into a little diamond. That's what makes him so great.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
Certainly not the best written song but he does well with what little he had to work with. When I think that fans actually request songs like "Beach Shack", ballads like this take on a new importance!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
I usually skip this one...
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
Decent song - better than Fountain Of Love for sure. Would have fit better on the Pot Luck LP, instead of the Elvis For Everyone LP.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
Elvis appears to be in a Latin mood on this track from the Elvis for Everyone album.Perhaps not the best ballad on the album, I think I Met Her Today deserves that prize. But a good song well sung.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2008report abuse
This recording is on one of my earliest LPs. It touch(ed) me to hear Elvis sing this. Love this song.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on May 17, 2008report abuse
I realize it is certainly not one of his best songs, but I always liked the smoothness of it.

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