Go East, Young Man

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Words & Music: Giant/ Baum/ Kaye
I'm gonna go where the desert sun is
Go where I know the fun is
Go where the harem girls dance
Go where there's love and romance

Out on the burning sands, in some caravan
I'll find adventure, while I can
To say the least, go on, go east young man

Go east young man, go east young man
You'll feel like a sheik, so rich and grand
With dancing girls at your command
Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man

I'm gonna go where the night's enchanted
Go where those dreams are granted
When paradise starts calling, into some tent I'm crawling

I hear those desert drums, and when nighttime comes
Then I'll make love the way I planned
To say the least, go on, go east young man

Go east young man, go east young man
You'll feel like a sheik, so rich and grand
With dancing girls at your command
Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man

Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man
Recorded: 1965/02/26, first released on Harum Scarum

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2013report abuse
Again, what a voice! (wasted on songs like this). Strange how Elvis sings "grand" as an Englishman. Now it doesn't rhymne with man.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 2, 2013report abuse
Like a few ballads from this film, with their Eastern influence, I find them very palatable. Obviously not one of the top offerings from his career, but I am quite happy to listen and enjoy this performance in its own right. - 3 stars.
GeoElvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 26, 2010report abuse
OK song not as good as So Close Yet So far,it would have been great to see the King in a serious remake of The Shiek instead of the story that was given to him!!
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2010report abuse
The song is okay. I give it 2 and a half stars. I love the Eastern feel to the album. 3 and a half stars. One standout track. So Close, Yet So Far. 4 stars. The movie stunk. 1 star.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2010report abuse
A fairly melodic song and they didn't come all that often in this dire film.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2010report abuse
Not a bad song as Elvis film songs go, but the Harem Holiday film and soundtrack was a real dog.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2010report abuse
This song and the LP had an Eastern feel, so that worked ok if you knew the movie. So many Elvis soundtracks had just random songs thrown together, at least this one had a feel to it. That being said, there are no standout tracks including the way overrated So Close, Yet So Far.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2010report abuse
A passable tune from "Harum Scarum", but nothing more. This might be the 2nd best song on the album behind "So Close, Yet So Far" and it is at least "catchy", but it would not rank in the top 500 of Elvis' songs.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2009report abuse
Well what can you say? The title is embarassing but so was the whole movie. As a song, its actually not too bad, but more befitting Dino than Elvis Presley!