My Happiness

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Words & Music: Peterson/ Bergantine
Evening shadows make me blue
When each weary day is through
How I long to be with you
My happiness

Every day I reminesce
Dreaming of your tender kiss
Always thinking how I miss
My happiness

A million years it seems
Have gone by since we shared our dreams
But I'll hold you again
There'll be no blue memories then

Whether skies are grey or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I'm with you
My happiness

A million years it seems
Have gone by since we shared our dreams
But I'll hold you again
There'll be no blue memories then

Whether skies are grey or blue
Any place on earth will do
Just as long as I'm with you
My happiness
Recorded: 1953, first released on The Great Performances

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cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 19, 2013report abuse
A historic recording raw with a basic guitar strum.Though to me it is Elvis affirming more to himself than anyone else that he does have the voice and talent to make it one day.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2013report abuse
I give this 5 stars, 'cause it sounds better than any of the professional recordings I heard of this song done by others like Jim Reeves, Ella Fitzgerald or Andy Williams. Elvis sounds so real and moving, which all the other versions lack. I wish he had re-recorded this track in 1957.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2013report abuse
I've always loved Elvis' recording of this beautiful ballad. This long lost Elvis recording was a truly great find too. My favorite Elvis era will definitely always be the 1950's.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
Elvis' first recording is very interesting and it shows glimpses of that amazing voice in which we become accustomed. Especially on the choruses you can hear the raw talent he had while his voice sounds a little thinner on the verses. Not a track I want to listen to a lot, but it is nice to have along with other early efforts such as "Harbor Lights", "I'll Never Stand in Your Way" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2013report abuse
In retrospect this performance was charming and pure, and heralded the beginning of something that would turn the music industry upside down. Taken as an isolated performance by an unknown with no epic story to follow,
the voice and performance has severe limitations, but that still does not stop me enjoying the occasional listen.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2011report abuse
Just his voice and a guitar. Lovely!
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2011report abuse
This song is sung with so much passion and such a feeling, that it's unbelievable this came from an 18 year old boy. I just love it. The way Elvis sings "A million years it seems Have gone by since we shared our dreams But I'll hold you again There'll be no blue memories then..." Is stronger in feelings then the whole ’56 “Love me Tender. Just makes you fall in love. I love Elvis and his guitar. That’s heaven! That's more than enough for me! A pure and raw diamond.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2011report abuse
Great that this recording surfaced later given its historical significance. Reportedly, Elvis was urged by his friend Edwin Leek Jr to make an acetate at the Memphis Recording Service and that is where he left the recording never asking back for it again. Elvis was not ready for ballads in 1953, but three stars nevertheless.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2011report abuse
Here we witness the King in a bud. As a youngster he wanted to sing, but had not yet discovered his unique style. Heavily influenced by the music he was used to listen to he puts this in the grooves. I think we can hear his fragile initial step and his shy as well as strong determination to become a singer. And what a difference with the young man who stood on stage just shortly after that! Just three years later he recorded professionaly Love Me Tender and Blue Moon.
Marc JB (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2011report abuse
Not good...Elvis was'nt a good ballad singer at this time. Give him 5 to 6 years later it would be a different story.