He'll Have to Go

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Words & Music: Joe Allison/ Audrey Allison
Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Just pretend that we're together all alone
Tell the man to turn the juke box way down low
You can tell your friend there with you, he'll have to go

You can't say the words I want to hear
When your with another man
If you love me, answer yes or no
Darling I will understand

Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Just pretend that we're together all alone
Tell the man to turn the juke box way down low
You can tell your friend there with you, he'll have to go

You can't say the words I want to hear
When your with another man
If you love me, answer yes or no
Darling I will understand

Just put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Just pretend that we're together all alone
Tell the man to turn the juke box way down low
And you can tell your friend there with you, he'll have to go
Yes you can tell your friend there with you, he'll have to go
Recorded: 1976/10/30, first released on Moody Blue

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Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2013report abuse
I have several records of Jim Reeves but i can't play them in one row, i can't stand his voice that long. So i'll take Elvis' version any time. 4 stars from me.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2013report abuse
I prefer the Jim Reeves version. But I like Elvis' version. He does it his way. Jim Reeves, 5 stars. Elvis, 3 and a half.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2013report abuse
I do like Elvis' version of this classic Country gem, but I prefer Jim Reeves' smash hit recording of it by far.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2013report abuse
Think when he recorded this he was thinking of firing Red and Sonny- "He'll have to go"...
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 8, 2013report abuse
A dirge,sounds like Elvis recorded it after one too many pills awful.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 25, 2013report abuse
A competent performance by Elvis on this song but it just lacks that bit of magic one comes too expect from him.
I too prefer the Jim Reeves version which seemed to suit his silky baritone a bit more than our boy - 3 1/2 stars
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
I prefer the Ry Cooder version, but the song is so good, it's hard to spoil it.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2010report abuse
Another very solid rendition of a country standard that was made popular by Jim Reeves in 1959-60. Of the two version, Jim's is the one that drags, but his record was very good. Elvis put quite a bit into his version, but not near as much emotion as he put into most of the "Jungle Room" tracks. Elvis' version does have a little bit of a soul in it and brings back fond memories of his classic renderings of "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "There Goes My Everything". I will call it a draw between "Gentleman Jim" and Elvis. Noteworthy as the last song Elvis ever recorded (not counting concert recordings).
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 10, 2009report abuse
Cant touch the Jim Reeves classic which is a country/pop standard. Too draggy.

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