I'm Not the Marrying Kind

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Words & Music: Mack David/ Sherman Edwards
Show me a girl with a dimple on her cheek
Butter melts in her mouth
When she opens it to speak
Show me a girl who is acting so refined
And I'll show you a girl with one thing on her mind

So I say "You know what?" She says "What?"
I say "What? Oh I'm not the marrying kind
For you've got what it takes
And it takes what you've got
But I'm not the marrying kind
Don't kiss me, don't claw me
Don't pet me, don't paw me
And I won't leave my freedom behind"

So I say "You know what?" She says "What?"
I say "What? Oh I'm not the marrying kind.
You know what?" She says "What?"
"Thanks a lot, but I'm not the marrying kind
Don't kiss me, don't claw me
Don't pet me, don't paw me
And I won't leave my freedom behind"

So I say "You know what?" She says "What?"
I say "What? Oh I'm not the marrying kind
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not
Now you've got what I'm not
I'm not the marrying kind
Oh I'm not the marrying kind
Oh I'm not the marrying kind
Recorded: 1961/07/02, first released on EP

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Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 13, 2018report abuse
Out of the 4 songs on the 45 EP (Extended Play) "Follow That Dream" soundtrack from 1962, this is the weakest song but is still a very listenable tune compared to the crap that was to follow as to released soundtracks. RCA probably could have released an LP of this soundtrack if they had included "Sound Advice", which personally I think is a better song than "I'm Not The Marrying Kind". The fact of the matter is the actual song "Follow That Dream" could have been released as a 45 RPM single and I really believe it would have hit the charts in the upper tiers.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2018report abuse
It's listenable. But not a fave of mine. 2 stars.
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2018report abuse
This was recorded in a period where elvis was still giving his best even on crappie songs, and yes, he is performing this very well. Unfortunately, this song is, compared to the excellent titel track of this movie, on the opposite of the quality scale. Even elvis in his prime couldn't rescue this naiv, unoriginal, boring song. That alone tells us how bad this thing really is.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2015report abuse
I've always liked this unique, fantastic, fun and underrated Elvis movie song and it's always such a joy to listen to whenever I play it.
trudygillenwater (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2015report abuse
Great number!
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 21, 2015report abuse
Listening to it now, as it never finds its way on any of my playlists, I find it joyful and energetic but way behind the 3 big numbers from this film. Songs of its type and equal in later films mainly suffered from poor flat productions and this would have gone the same way.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2013report abuse
All those "whats" freak me out. Of course Elvis sings it well, but the song just isn't very good. The movie was better.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2011report abuse
The song flows with ease and fun. Love it !
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 1, 2011report abuse
Fantastic!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2011report abuse
The EP movie soundtracks were always better than the LP ones. As silly as this was, it is miles ahead of most anything from Kissin Cousins onward.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2011report abuse
good movie song very well sung with elvis in good voice.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2011report abuse
This is the type of career films Elvis should have stuck to. Just a few good songs. But there should also have been at least one good album and a couple of singles plus either a short tour or a tv show. The song, yes, i like it, along with the other 3 on the ep.
rai (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2011report abuse
Love the melody. One of the best guitar strumming songs ever. My favorite.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2011report abuse
A fun song from the movie "Follow That Dream" that Elvis performs admirably. The lyrics do leave something to be desired, but the performance is top notch. Elvis could take silly songs like this one, "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell and "Rock-A-Hula, Baby" and make them so much better than they should have been. Unfortunately by the time "Kissin Cousins" rolled around you could hear the contempt for some of the songs in his voice. I truly think "Barefoot Ballad" from that movie was a tipping point in his career. Yes, there were still some good movie songs after KC, but for the most part the energy in Elvis' voice disappeared until the September of '67 sessions.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2011report abuse
A good and amusing song from an enjoyable film, at a time when Elvis was well and truly a bachelor. The movie songs could only fit on an EP but they were well worth the 12/6d I paid for it. Cliff did a version of Angel which if I remember was a little faster.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on May 23, 2011report abuse
This film had Elvis lying down and singing to a lady re FTD & this song,good film though. FTD is a good song & has anyone heard Cliff Richard's version of Angel..very good.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2009report abuse
Simple song with insane lyrics but a great delivery by Elvis actually makes this listenable.

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