Little Cabin on the Hill

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Words & Music: Bill Monroe/ Lester Flatt
Tonight I’m alone without you my dear
It seems that there's a longing for you still
Oh but I just keep it there so I won't be alone
In our little cabin on the hill

Oh someone has taken you from me
And left me here all alone
To listen to the rain beat on our window pane
In our little cabin on the hill
Recorded: 1970/06/04, first released on Elvis Country


Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2016report abuse
An outstanding rendition from Our Man of this blue grass classic!! Masterfully delivered in a humble homage to Bill Monroe, with love and affection since Blue Moon of Kentucky! The alt. take 1, we have in Essential Elvis vol. 4, takes the cake!!! Can’t get enough of it… (as well as the entire Elvis Country LP, easily one of best Country Rock record from all time and from anyone)
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2013report abuse
This is such a terrific and fun country song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. I've never skipped it. I love all of the tracks from the "Elvis Country" album immensely.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 6, 2013report abuse
Yes a great album and this blue grass number maintained the overall quality. Different from nearly all tracks in his career bar 'A Hundred Years From Now'. I just love the whole atmosphere of the song and the joyous energy emitted by Elvis and the gang - 4 stars from me
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2013report abuse
Elvis kicks it off with his acoustic like he did with That's allright. I'm a big nut about this kind off songs. Just love bluegrass, but Elvis gives it something extra.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2010report abuse
Very overrated track and easily one of the lesser tracks on a great album. It isn't bad and it does show Elvis having fun and it has it's merits, but Elvis is just basically goofing off and there is no way it compares "I Really Don't Want To Know", "There Goes My Everything", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Make The World Go Away", "It's Your Baby, You Rock It", "Funny How Time Slips Away" and the rest of one of his best albums. A 3 star song on a 5 star (anything but patchy) album.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2010report abuse
One of the better tracks from a patchy album.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2010report abuse
i hate the regular country-music. Elvis singing country is totall different,and i like this album very much.
1 BILLION SOLD (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2010report abuse
Love this catchy lil tune. Elvis obviously did too cuz he even kicked in to a short clip of it on The Million Dollar Quartet cd released about 3 yrs ago, his voice was a tiny bit higher but it sounded just as great as the 70's version...LOVE it!
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
Good recording from a great album. Elvis always did c/w proud.
NONE000000 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
Great loose track. This sounds like Elvis really having fun with a song he'd probably known all the words to since he was a child. As a fairly big-mouthed "hater" of country music, the Elvis Country album is a big favorite of mine and gets played often. The version of country that Elvis did totally transcends the genre, I guess because everything he did was so infused with soul and blues and his own personality. This is a great, infectious song! Impossible not to sing along with it, especially alone in the car!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
Great song from (in my opinion) Elvis' last great LP.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
It is because of these Elvis versions of country songs that I started to appreciate that style of singing. His rendition of this old song gave a completely new dimension to the term classic to me. Love to hear it!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
A nice number, always feels good hearing it !
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 14, 2009report abuse
One of the many "classic songs" on the "Elvis Country" album. Easily one of his best albums of the 70s. I wish RCA would remaster this CD, and re-release it for the general public.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2008report abuse
Elvis did a good version of this old blue grass number.

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