You Asked Me To

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Words & Music: Waylon Jennings/ Billy Joe Shaver
Long ago and far away
In my old common labor shoes
I turned the world all which-a-way
Just because you asked me to

Likened to no other feel'
Summer love is simple true
There's no end to what I'd do
Just because you asked me to

Let the world call me a fool
Let it; things are right with me and you
That's all that matters and I'll do
Anything you ask me to

Knowin' how much I love you
After all I've been through
I'd turn and walk away from you
Just because you asked me to

Let the world call me a fool
Let it; things are right with me and you
That's all that matters and I'll do
Anything you ask me to
Recorded: 1973/12/11, first released on Promised Land


Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2015report abuse
I love this song. Can someone tell me why Elvis? changed the title from "You ask me to" (original from Waylon Jennings) into "You asked me to"? Or was it a mistake?
shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2015report abuse
Actually a real gem. Despite, his often stated love of country music, I never thought of Elvis as a country singer but a Rock/Pop singer who sometimes sung a country song, but this performance showed me that had he wanted to he could have done it just as well if not better than Waylon, Willie, Merle, Conway or any of the other country headliners of that day or anyother time for that matter.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2014report abuse
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was excellent. I've never skipped it. Five stars from me.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 3, 2013report abuse
Great track by two country legends, done very well by Elvis. The version on Guitar Man is excellent too, as is Jennings original.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2012report abuse
Yes Promised Land is a fine album and this track is one of the gems. I find any excuse to include this song on my playlists which has Elvis in fine voice on a medium tempo country number.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
Nice song, nothing outstanding. Would have been better without the female backing.
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
Never understood the stupid sounding female backing vocals on the original track, so i much prefer the great pomping Guitar Man album overdub! That one really rocks :-)
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
Nice, uptempo country number with Elvis in excellent voice. A solid track that closes an excellent Side 2 of the LP "Promised Land". All five tracks on side 2 of this LP are four star tracks or better.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2010report abuse
Promised Land is a gem of an album. Elvis really gets into this Waylon Jennings number and does it proud.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2009report abuse
What a great little song. Elvis was in good voice and clearly enjoyed putting this together. Underated and underplayed?

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