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One Night

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Words & Music: Bartholomew/ King
One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true

Just call my name
And I'll be right by your side
I want your sweet helping hand
My loves too strong to hide

Always lived, very quiet life
I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too long

One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true

Always lived, very quiet life
I ain't never did no wrong
Now I know that life without you
Has been too lonely too long

One night with you
Is what I'm now praying for
The things that we two could plan
Would make my dreams come true
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Recorded: 1957/02/23, first released on single

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Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2013report abuse
One of the best rock songs in his catalogue that he was still singing in 1977. His voice became too refined later on his career to give this the original raw rasping feel but it was always well performed.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2012report abuse
The only reason this song didn't hit #1 on the charts was the flip side "I Got Stung" when it was originally released back in 1958 (I believe it was). One of his all time great 1950's releases! He was in the service at the time. I'm surprised this song was included on the album "Loving You" on the second side (non-film songs) as it could have been. Amazing, some of the release schedules that were devised by the Colonel. This was a holding motion while Elvis was in the service. Great song!
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2012report abuse
Elvis at his best, one of his top 20 recordings of his entire career. Raw and powerful, amazing this was not #1 hit across the globe. Absolutely five stars.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2009report abuse
A GREAT song/performance. A defining moment in r 'n' r/r & b. One of those shining moments in his '50s catalog that I haven't grown tired of over the years.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2009report abuse
Elvis at his best. Nobody comes closeto the king with this song. Pure perfection.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2009report abuse
Such a powerful delivery. Still gives me goosebumps. Awesome!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2008report abuse
And remember that with Elvis the song didn't have to be perfect - it just had to feel right! One of the many reasons his music was so good, so different & still admired to this day.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
Elvis' version of this Smiley Lewis classic is superb, one of the best rock/blues performances ever.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
There is a b & w picture of Elvis playing, I think, Scotty's electric guitar, on a 1957 tour date, dressed in gold. The expression on his face is the same as the one he wore during the sit-down shows, except here he is standing up. I just know he was playing "One Night".
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
I can't get enough of that one...The studio version is a pure delight !
Steve Morse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
On the original (1957), Elvis sounds half-a-tone flat on the final "dreams" (come true). Otherwise, perfection !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
Elvis' best. What defines him and separates him from all other singers. His voice never quite sounded this raw & intense again althought the 68 version comes close, its just a maturer sounding intesnsity.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
The '68 version is best for me. Pure raw power,as it was 1st time around but the '68 voice is pure perfection for this song. TCB
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2008report abuse
I love this song. Elvis at his very best. The studio version is a classic. He also did some good versions on the comeback special. But I just feel that those versions were too powerful. I much prefer the version on TTWII, my favorite version of the song.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2008report abuse
Sung with deep passion, though holding back until climaxing into "has been too lonely too long". Raw energy, lust, passion...it's all there. Add the commanding rhythm guitar playing (by Elvis Himself) and you got a superb masterpiece that could be called blues, rhythm & blues, rock or whatever. And much better than "One night of sin" which is dragging too much. It's number one on my Top 500 Elvis List and one of the reasons I became a lifelong Elvisfan.

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