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Wear My Ring around Your Neck

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Words & Music: Bert Carroll/ Russell Moody
Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them know I love you so
And let them no by the ring around your neck

They say that goin' steady is not the proper thing
They say that we're too young to know the meaning of a ring
I only know that I love you and that you love me too
So, darling, please do what I ask of you

Won't you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I'm yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Let them know I love you so
And let them know by the ring around your neck
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Recorded: 1958/02/01, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 28, 2013report abuse
First, it's not Hank Garland on guitar, but Scotty Moore & Tiny Timbrell. It's the last song Bill Black played on. It's also the last time that DJ Fontana did all the percussion alone. DJ does a terrific job on this one. Elvis overdubbed "guitar back beat" and piano background himself later that month. A great, energetic song.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
Great R&R recording. More or less Elvis' final broadside that was to leave Rock as we knew it, never to return. Elvis was gone for only 2 years, but songs sounding like this were gone forever.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
As of this day, I always get in good mood hearing one of my all time Elvis recordings! Simply love this one. But, it's got to be the original single with the overdubbed slap!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
It's great. Maybe not to the level of Jailhouse Rock ( what song is?) but its still great rock and roll and appealed to the many fans of that genre including Bruce Springsteen who used to do this a lot in concert. Rock and roll is supposed to be juvenile and fun. For those of us that lived it in the 50's, we wouldn't want it any other way.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
The 1958 sessions had Elvis The Pelvis at his very best, much because of the "new" sound of Hank Garland guitar. "Wear my Ring" was no exception. I love this pure Rock and Roll song, just because ... it's only rock and roll.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2010report abuse
To me this is Elvis' worst A side by far of the 1950's (RCA). Not that this is bad, but it seems juvenile (a song about going steady, the content was more Ricky Nelson than Elvis) when compared to the true rockers "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Jailhouse Rock" and even "I Beg Of You". I actually prefer the B-side "Doncha' Think It's Time" to this one. Nothing raunchy or raucous at all about this one especially compared to "One Night", "Hard Headed Woman" and "Jailhouse Rock". Three stars and still enjoyable, but not one of the classics.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
Yeah, the fifities Elvis Presley on his final loop. Great one! Here a properly recorded live album in Newport 58 Jazz Festival quality would have yielded a huge success being published by 1959. Imagine, the Canada '57 tour, what a gem it would have been.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
This song is from my favorite era of Elvis' career. Pure Rock 'n' Roll with the uncomplicated sounds and sheer fun that goes with it. The spunk and wildness of the fifties is embodied in those 56-58 sessions from which a long list of classics emerged. It is the rawness and playfulness that befitted the young Elvis. As life goes on that changed into the matured Elvis, who never lost that charme, though he lost his uncomplicated youthfulness (as we all did).
Danny_F (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
The 58 sessions were superb with some wild rock n roll at a time when it was supposed to be on the way out. This along with i got stung and hard headed woman are 3 of his best. What a pity the army got in the way....
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2009report abuse
I like it, but I don't love it. I prefer Big Hunk O' Love from '58.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2009report abuse
Out & out rock and roll from that fabulous 1958 session. Elvis at his raunchy best. What a band too! Soon this will be no more.

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