Lonesome Cowboy

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
I am just a lonesome cowboy
And I’m travelling all alone
I ain't even got a nickel
To call my baby on the phone

Just beyond the mountain lies a city
And I hear it calling me
Saddle up and ride you lonesome cowboy
Here is where you'll find your destiny
In my dreams the lights shine bright and pretty
Near to me and yet so far
Will I always be a lonesome cowboy
Am I only reaching for a star

Ride. Ride, ride, ride along cowboy
Sing, sing, sing, sing a song cowboy

Will I ever leave this lonesome valley
Really see the lights that shine
Gotta find what lies beyond the mountain
Gotta rope and tie that dream of mine

I am just a lonesome cowboy
And I’m travelling all alone
If you don't call me baby
Then I’m never coming home
Recorded: 1957/01, first released on Loving You

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atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2018report abuse
Loving You is probably the worst of the regular elvis lps from the 50's. It's not a bad lp, still very enjoyable, but with some fillers and some uninspired performances (blueberry hill) and not up to pair with elvis second lp or king creole. But it is an lp with a few true highlights (mean woman blues) and some decent tunes. This anachronistic and melodramatic movie bs is, well - not exactly unlistenable, but definitely not one of the highlights here. 2 stars for the song, 3 for the lp.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2018report abuse
Probably the first piece of movie rot. Not surprising considering the authors who wne ton to write tons of it. But the movie still had Mean Woman Blues, Party, Got a Lot of Livin To Do, and beautiful title song. Teddy Bear and Hot Dog I could take or leave. As for the LP, it was way below the first 2 in quality, but I Need You So is a standout closing track.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 6, 2018report abuse
I didn't care for this song way back in the day and still don't. Come to think of it, I didn't care for the "Loving You" LP either and still don't.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2015report abuse
I've always really liked this 1957 country and western movie song and Elvis' rendition of it was fabulous. I'm a fan of all of the songs from the movie "Loving You". I'm also a fan of the movie "Loving You".
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2015report abuse
I first saw Loving You in prime time on NBC about a year after Elvis died. The book, Elvis: An Illustrated Biography, described Loving You as "He would never be this wild again on film". The songs in the movie grabbed me. The "Lonesome Cowboy" scene captured the emotion of Deke Rivers/Jimmy Tomkins inner turmoil. Still for some reason, the soundtrack did not translate well to vinyl.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 21, 2015report abuse
I believe at one time this song was to have been the title movie song as to the actual film which became "Loving You", recorded in 1957. It's a song that lingers in my mind, but it really doesn't fit and to be honest is rather depressing compared to the rest of the soundtrack.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2013report abuse
Obviously far from being the star of the Loving You album, but I do enjoy hearing it outside of those confines as it does not sit comfortably with the the other rock/pop orientated tracks. IMO better than I Believe , First in Line, and a few other tracks in the 50's so not the worst from that era and worth 3 stars.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 1, 2013report abuse
The only bad song from the fifties. But I consider it one off the worst songs Elvis ever recorded.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 11, 2010report abuse
This is not one of the gems from the 50's, but even this is more exciting than most of his boring 70's country covers.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 28, 2009report abuse
This song originally ahd the working title of The Texas Whistler.