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Young and Beautiful

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Words & Music: Abner Silver/ Aaron Schroeder
You're so young and beautiful and I love you so
Your lips so red, your eyes that shine
Shame the stars that glow
So fill these lonely arms of mine
And kiss me tenderly
Then you'll be forever young
And beautiful to me

You're so young and beautiful, you're everything I love
Your angel smile, your gentle touch
Are all I'm dreaming of
Oh take this heart I offer you
And never set me free
Then you'll be forever young
And beautiful to me
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Recorded: 1957/04/30, first released on EP

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 7, 2013report abuse
This is my favourite song from "Jailhouse rock", a very strong soundtrack.
FM (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
one of the greatest ballads sung by the greatest singer of all time
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
Love it! The whole Jailhouse Rock soundtrack is great.
jb4elvis (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
This is a great song from a great movie. Jailhouse Rock is THE definitvie rock 'n' roll movie, IMHO. Elvis at his very best. This song is a nice tender moment which plays well off of the rock material.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
one of Elvis' most beautiful ballads from the 50's. perfectly sung!
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 27, 2012report abuse
Elvis in tender mood. Beautiful.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 7, 2012report abuse
A wonderful heartfelt ballad using that unique pre-army appealing soulful voice. From a technically standpoint the voice had a bit to be desired, the same way I consider Paul McCartney's vocal on Yesterday, but somehow it works for both of them, and we end up with true masterpieces.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful ballad and it's easily one of the very best ballads that's ever been written. It should've been a smash hit for Elvis, but it wasn't. It's one of seventeen songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Aaron Schroeder.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
The Elvis ballads of the 50's were unique. They were plain & simple but had a back beat, I refer to them as rockaballads. No one else came close. Elvis' best ballad voice however was the early 60's By the mid-60's he was crooning more than soul singing and you can keep the most of the overblown over produced operatic 70's ballads. Give me this any day. A beautiful song from JR, one of the most iconic movies of all time.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
"A Date with Elvis" was one of my first album and i like the whole album a lot including this one. But his best ballads came from the seventies. 4 stars.
Andy_2 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
simply great to hear the purity of his voice. To call this boring as well as the film beggars belief...........
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
A nice ballad, but far from Elvis best ballads in the 50s. The song may be a bit boring, as stated earlier, but the movie its featured in, is far from boring !
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
This is one of the best ballads from the 50's.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
Beautiful the way Elvis sing that song is simply beautiful.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
What a beautiful and sincere delivery on this ballad! My favourit ballad from the 50s together with the also great Anyplace is paradise. Elvís' very best ballads would follow in the early 60s. Four stars from me.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 13, 2011report abuse
As a young singer Elvis was already highly gifted with a beautiful voice for balads. As he matured his voice also ripened sometime beyond belief! The way the song was used in the (fantastic) movie offered him a chance to show his unique ability to present a song with the correct sentiment. Like DLMN from the same movie we hear a 'flat' song turned into a heartfelt song with the fabulous Elvis touch so to speak.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
A beautiful ballad delivered in style by Elvis for his 3rd movie "Jailhouse Rock". At this point in his career he was not the smooth balladeer he would become after the Army, but the emotion he brought to songs like this one is unmatched. Not quite a 5 star song, but a great finale to an outstanding movie.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009
Invisible because there was a reaction to someone else
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
Elvis's way of singing this more than ordinary ballad makes it worth listening. The ending "to-oo me-ee-ee" is a good example of what I mean here !
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
Boring song from a boring movie.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
Just beautiful.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2009report abuse
great great recording, i even prefer this to love me tender. if only the later film songs had been half as good as this. real feeling put into it.
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2009report abuse
My favorite Elvis ballad of the 50's.It should be right up there with "Love Me" and "Don't".
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 27, 2009report abuse
One of the 50's gems. A simple ballad that Elvis turns into something special and a fitting ending to the great Jailhouse Rock film. Was there a dry eye in the house?

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