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Memories

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Words & Music: Strange/ Davis
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories
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Recorded: 1968/06/23, first released on Elvis NBC TV Special

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2013report abuse
Lovely ballad, but on the show it is a bit of a downer, because of the energy that preludes it.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
I love this song. It's in my all time favorite list. 5 stars. Btw the guitar on this is song is difficult to sample, i've heard different versions(even Clapton)but never liked the guitar play on it.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
After the TV Special aired, this was released as a single. I thought it would be a much bigger hit and was surprised it wasnt top 10. It actually became much more popular after Elvis died for some reason. Great song, and an original new tune for his TV special.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is and it was co-written by Mac Davis. The other six songs that Elvis recorded that were written or co-written by Mac Davis are "In The Ghetto", "Don't Cry Daddy", "A Little Less Conversation", "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "Charro!" and "Nothingville".
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
A nice ballad from his '68 TV Special. Never one of my favorites, but a song that would be considered an Elvis standard despite its mediocre chart performance (#35 in the US on the pop chart). Three stars from me, but I personally like many of his movie ballads better.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
Lovely song, well crafted, beautifully sung, and a highlight of the Comeback Special. I always felt that it has not been truly recognised for its fine qualities due to the domination of the powerhouse If I Can Dream.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2009report abuse
From the Comeback '68 special. A very good choice for the show. Elvis doing a song that HE wanted to do. Not a Rock song, not a big ballet, not C&w, just a simple song to remember the good times. Yes, Elvis was back {Again}.
jeter (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2009report abuse
Great song. One of my favorites.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 11, 2008report abuse
Great song. Beautifully sung. Still gives me gossebumps when I hear it.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2008report abuse
The song has become a standard. (very often played at Weddings, Family gatherings, etc ) And somehow, it barely reached the Top 40, in America.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2008report abuse
the studioversion from1968 is verry pretty. The 1968 live versions are sung rather out of tune, as Elvis himself also remarked in 1969 (ÿou can't win them all"). His live versions from 1969 could have been beautiful also but he didn't take this song serious and made fun of it. Really a pitty.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 10, 2008report abuse
Still recall vividly the NBC TV Special and this lovely song. Great lyrics faboulously sung by the most wonderful voice in the world. After the now known as black leather part it was an excellent cooling down. A superb song. Also one of the very very few times Elvis was physically so close to his fans.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 2, 2008report abuse
This has become an Elvis standard,Could have easily made the charts in the UK on it's own merit.

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