I Want You with Me

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Words & Music: Woody Harris
When I was little, my mama said to me
"One day you'll find a love to last eternally"
I want you with me everywhere I go
So please don't leave me baby, I love you so

I'll be the ruler of this whole wide world
If you will only say you'll be my girl
I want you with me in everything I do
You know I need you baby, I'm in love with you

There is no mountain that I can't climb
You find the mountain, child, and I'll find the time
I want you with me, with me night and day
Well, you can make me happy baby, don't you go away

I'll swim an ocean with a raging foam
If I know that you'll be there when I come back home
I want you with me, you know I love you so
Well, I want you with me baby, I'll never let you go
Well, I want you with me baby, I'll never let you go
Recorded: 1961/03/12, first released on Something for Everybody

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 16, 2013report abuse
This is such a fantastic, electrifying, groovy and fun song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is. It's a masterpiece of a track for sure and I've never skipped it. I rate this song and Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2013report abuse
Not one of the better songs from the album "Something for Everybody!" released in 1961 if memory serves me correct. It's OK but nothing to write home about; too many other good tunes on this album overshadow it. "I'm Coming Home" the lead off song on the rhythm side aka side 2 of the LP version is the ultimate and for the time, very different song from Mr. Presley. To be honest, at least in my opinion, the Ballad Side took precedent.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 15, 2013report abuse
Great performance. Love this song ! I would like RCA to remaster this gem, note by note.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2013report abuse
Everything on this song is great. Must not have been too difficult for Elvis to turn this into a classic.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 17, 2012report abuse
Certainly one of the highlights of an album that never grabbed me as much as Pot Luck or Elvis is Back, however this song is Elvis at his peak
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 3, 2011report abuse
Perfection personified!
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2011report abuse
This is a strong recording that has very much a 50s feeling to it, very much in the style of Ain't that loving you baby. Definitely one of those recordings that is never skipped. Four stars from me.
Jimmy Boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2011report abuse
Never much cared for it. Always reminded me of "Let's have a Party" which is a far better song in my humble opinion.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2011report abuse
As far as I'm concerned the anti-Elvis people can kiss "The King's" royal butt. "I Want You With Me' is a fantastic song done as only "The King" can do it.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2011report abuse
This is a real rock ''n'' blues song. Why it wasn''t released as single. it woulb be classic. The album is even strong. So this songs fits well on this album. Timeless
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2011report abuse
One of my favorites by Elvis. Sung very well.
yankee1104 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2011report abuse
A rockin song on a great album. It does have a 50's feel to it.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2011report abuse
One of my favourite albums,you can hear his voice was getting better. I have this FTD cd signed by James Burton-Glenn D-Jerry Scheff and Ronnie Tutt,so a good reason to play my vinyl album.(i am a vinyl freak ;)) 5 stars both this album and song.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2011report abuse
great song and great performance 5 stars nuff said.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2011report abuse
Anyone know of any outakes / alternates for this and have they been released on anything / anywhere? Would not have the same impact if sung by anyone else, Elvis takes it, roughs it up in his own typical style and makes it a great rocking number. I can listen to this anytime anywhere and it'll make me smile and a bit smug that this track is little known outside of the Elvis world, and personally I would like to keep it that way! Selfish? = yeah!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2011report abuse
Love the song and the album. The vocals and the band are great. I just it was recorded in better sound quality.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2011report abuse
This was Elvis returning to pre army type recordings. It just goes to show that given the right song Elvis could still record R&R.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 28, 2011report abuse
I've always loved the Something For Everybody album. The idea of a ballad side and rythm side was well received by this signature. This song was one of the highlights on side 2. Surprisingly rough at this point in the album flow. Other fav's on side 2 is I'm Coming Home, Put The Blame On Me and Judy.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2010report abuse
Love this song and album! Those are the 60's i love.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2010report abuse
My kind of Elvis. Perfection!
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2010report abuse
This is a good beefy number, OK the lyrics are trite but the overall sound almost takes the listener back to those great days in the 1950s.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 20, 2010report abuse
The best song on side one of the "Something For Everybody" LP was the ballad "There's Always Me". On the side two (the rhythmic side), "I Want You With Me" is the best song and both songs are worthy of five stars. This one is only slightly more controlled than his best 50's rockers and it proves that Elvis still had "it" when the right song was presented to him.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
my alltime favourite on this release. how diff'rent would this songline sound years later: There is no mountain that I can't climb...
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
Here you will find a clearly maturing Elvis (in all ways). A periode there is a wonderful mixture in recording in which the fifties as well as the sixties seem to blend. One of those wonderful RnR recordings befitting his age. This one is on my regular list!
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
One of the most underrated songs in the Elvis cataloque. Pure class, great sound, this one SWINGS from beginning to end. Also one of my favorites from the 60s!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
Nice attempt to recapture the 50's rock !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
A mix between the the old & new Elvis and a perfect song for him. His voice was at its best 1960-62. One of my favorites.
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
A fabulous controlled rocker, from Elvis's classiest album. The sound is excellent and Elvis's voice just soars, helped by the echo-chamber effect. His voice shows a new maturity, though still sounding young, and it's a joyous sound. Love that "raging foam" !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 12, 2008report abuse
The lyrics are a bit naff on this one.I think Elvis could have found a better song to hepl fill "the rocking side" of this album
Tony D. (profilecontact) wrote on May 10, 2008report abuse
Great number to 'stroll' to at Elvis or rock n roll discos. Has a certain 'toughness' to the sound and a nice climatic drum ending.

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