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Let Me Be There

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Words & Music: John Rostill
Wherever you go
Wherever you may wonder in your life
Well surely you know, I always wanna be there
Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you when you fall
Seeing you through, in everything you do

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Watching you grow
And going through the changes in your life
That's how I know, I always wanna to be there
Whenever you feel you need a friend to lean on
Here I am
Whenever you call, you know I'll be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

All I ask you is let me be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there
All I ask you is let me be there
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Recorded: 1974/03/20, first released on Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2013report abuse
This song made Elvis feel happy, so I don't judge him for recording this song. In fact, I like this song.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 15, 2012report abuse
Elvis knew what he was doing when he sang this song live. A zillion stars!
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
A great live tune and a track that I never skip. I love it!
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
A song written by the late Shadows guitarest John Rostill. The song is good enough but why did Elvis need to cover songs by singers like ONJ, when he had a wealth of his own songs to fall on?
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
Olivia' Newton John's version, of the song, "Let Me Be There", featured a bass singer, backup part, in the Chorus, and I bet, Elvis heard, the song, and said, "Hey, that song would work out great, for me and my bass singer J.D. Sumner, on stage". I think that, Elvis was looking for songs, that, not only worked for him, but also worked for his talented singers, and the band, behind him, and he was featuring more and more of the talent around him from 1974 on stage.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
I had enjoyed Elvis singing this one for some time before i realised it was an ONJ cover so that little discovery didn't bother me. A good tune is a good tune and to be honest Elvis singing a new upbeat, positive song at this stage in his career was a real rarity which is another reason I like it. 3 stars.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
Not the best song to choose maybe, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it ass wel did Elvis. And for me this song came from his best live album, a very balanced live album. 31/2 stars for this song 5 for the album.
Bestoftherest8301 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2012report abuse
This song (for me anyway) just stumbles and bumbles all the way through, no range of vocal necessary a 'flat song' if that makes sense. Hate this and most of these fluffy ballards, especially ONJ covers. For me not Elvis material and he sould have stayed clear of it. With all the material he could have selected, why this? Beggars belief.I think he selected 'easy' material to sing, he bacame lazy and disinterested in the shows (despite what he may have said on occassions). Just cash orientated in the end, no reputable singer would have taken to the stage in his condition in 76 and 77.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2010report abuse
Elvis really seemed to enjoy singing this one on stage and he often would start singing the chorus again after the song had seemingly ended. Great selection for a concert setting and the crowd really seemed to appreciate the song when he sang it in Memphis in 1974. Fans so liked this song that RCA included this same version three years later on the "Moody Blue" album. There wasn't an abundance of material to choose from when picking the last song for the LP, but there were other live tracks to choose from that had been recorded in concert and not released, but RCA chose this song over "America, The Beautiful" and "Softly As I Leave You". There were also live recordings of his studio songs that had not been released live, such as "It's Now Or Never", "Big Boss Man", "Fairytale" and "Little Sister" that they could have used.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2009report abuse
Nice song but the thought of Elvis covering this and the other Olivia song never appealed to me. She was not considered good cover material by many fans despite her popularity.

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