I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')

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Words & Music: Jimmy Wakely
I'll never let you go, little darlin'.
I'm so sorry 'cause I made you cry.
I'll never let you go, 'cause I love you.
So please don't ever say good-bye.

The stars would tumble down beside me,
The moon would hang its head and cry.
My arms would never hold another baby doll
If we should ever say good-bye.

Well, I'll never let you go,
Because I love you, pretty baby.
I'm so sorry 'cause I made you cry.
I made you cry.
Yeah, I'll never let you go,
'Cause I love you, little baby.
So please don't ever say good-bye.
Recorded: 1954/09, first released on Elvis Presley

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific song and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant. I love all of Elvis' 1950's songs and all of Elvis' 1950's recordings immensely. My favorite era of Elvis' career will definitely always be the 1950's. Elvis will definitely always be the King of music and entertainment.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2013report abuse
Always liked this one,Elvis in the raw!
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 23, 2013report abuse
The original by the author is a bit faster then Elvis' ballad piece, but also has a faster ending. The two pieces are not so different then Elvis', but still it's basicly the same. This is what Elvis could've done with I love you because. Then rockabilly would've been invented a few hours sooner.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2013report abuse
Not one of the strongest Sun sides but it still has an innate charm of simplicity, and a rousing last 30 or so seconds.
This cute ballad first come to my attention as one of 4 Sun tracks included on the UK version of the first Golden Hits Album
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2010report abuse
a fantastic song. I love the ending of it.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2009report abuse
Sort of the opposite approach as Milkcow Blues Boogie, which has a few seconds of ballad and then takes off into full-on Rockabilly. This one does the ballad treatment almost in full, then throws in a RocknRoll ending verse. I like it, but like others have mentioned, it would be great to hear maybe a full take on the rock version, or any other takes they may have tried. Either way, I do like this, like all the Sun stuff, it is classic
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2009report abuse
I like it, especially the last verse when Elvis changed the tempo of the song. That´s why I enjoy it. It´s that part that made the song what it is, that´s how I feel. It wouldn´t have been a bad song without it, just not as interesting as it is now.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2009report abuse
I love the Sun stuff, but this song is not in the same league as the classics. It good & innovative, just not among the best of the Sun recordings. Maybe it was too much echo.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2009report abuse
This was Elvis giving you the song as you have expected it from anyone else then he finishes it of HIS way. Great recording for that reason alone.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2009report abuse
This is a very special song. Perfectly fitting Elvis as he brilliantly combines a ballad like song and a up tempo rendition of the last part. It is that extra that made him unique in style (and voice). Want more proof? Watch Jailhouse Rock in which he does it himself. Flat version first and Elvis-style version second. Brilliant!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2009report abuse
Elvis& Co must have played about with this song and put down a dozen versions. I would love to hear alternate versions. Although I still like to play this one.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2009report abuse
would like to hear an alternate version the way its played in the conclusion of the song, always liked this specific part...but: unlikely that anything will surface
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 8, 2009report abuse
It's never made my tooth enamel go crazy, but I like it.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
The bittersweet start nearly makes the enamel jumping of my teeth and after the tempo change it catches you like hell. How did he come up with it and perform it like this?

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