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A Little Bit of Green

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: David Martin Geoff Morrow Chris Arnold

Now that the truth is hard to face
I can't forget you once were mine
Someone else is in my place
Whenever we meet my heart beats out of time

Just a little bit of green
Clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Please don't try to tie me down
Those are the words you often say
I can't help seeing you around
You smile with surprise, I turn my eyes away

Just a little bit of green
Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Just a little bit of green
Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Just a little bit of green

Recordingdate: 1969/01/14, first released on: Back in Memphis (From Memphis to Vegas) (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of A Little Bit of Green:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(sitar)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)

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Steve V wrote on April 09, 2008
Great song, perfect execution. Could have been a hit in 1969/70 for sure.
Lex wrote on April 11, 2008
As nearly every track from the American Sound Studio this song is perfectly sounding. It's not among the strongest of the session, but oh so much better than the average of the 7 years before.
ElvisDayByDay wrote on April 11, 2008
A very underestimated song, perhaps due to the strange title. Each time I hear this song I keep humming it for quite a while.
old shep wrote on April 11, 2008
I bought the Back in Memphis set when it came out and i always skipped this track as i never rated the song. I played it again a week or so ago to see if i need to change my views- sorry i still can't stand the thing
ijustcanhelpbelievin wrote on April 11, 2008
always thought it was a catchy song...his voice sounds great in this one...very underated
FJE wrote on April 11, 2008
If this was released as a single in say, 1967 between "You Gotta Stop" and "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet Baby" it would have been regarded as a masterpiece. Being recorded among all the wealth of material at American Sound it's just an above average song! Catchy tune though.
JimmyCool wrote on April 11, 2008
It's a very sweet sound, but the mix is very poor, making it sound weaker that it actually is.
Jerome wrote on June 16, 2008
nice song, although some hippies in that time had mistaken 'a little green' for something else..
MJ27 wrote on July 22, 2008
I always liked the gentle feel of this song. One of my favorite from the sessions.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 05, 2008
I think, this could have been.. a "good single" for Elvis. If anything, it would have "charted" high on the Country-pop- charts. A powerful A & B side, of the single, may have have looked like this "A little bit of Green". B/w "And the Grass won't pay, no mind"..
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on September 05, 2008
I've always liked this song very much. Elvis sings it with such feeling and compassion. A great song from some great sessions!
My boy, my boy wrote on September 05, 2008
Another song made perfectly for Elvis' voice !
Ciscoking wrote on September 06, 2008
From the first time on I`ve heard it....it became one of my faves....love that song..
derekd wrote on August 26, 2009
Top drawer recording by Elvis. Single material and a big hit it would have been. Right song, right time right singer, I never tire of this one.
Deano1 wrote on March 05, 2010
One of the weaker tracks from the "Memphis Sessions" of '69, but still a very good recording. Elvis does a great job of singing it, but I don't think this would have been a big hit as a single, top 40, maybe top 20. I love the album "From Elvis In Memphis" and only "I'm Movin' On" is subpar. On the follow-up LP "Back In Memphis" where we find this one, it sounds like leftovers, kind of like "Love Letters From Elvis". Good vocals on some so-so material.
Elvis Rimes wrote on February 03, 2011
An absolutely stunning song, coming from the King at the pinnicle of his career - the song just flows. 5 stars from me
TBG wrote on February 03, 2011
One of the weaker songs from 69? Far far from it!!! It's one of the better ones, always loved it and rate it 5 stars.
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
Not a great song, but the transission of Elvis voice from the gentle to the strong is absolutely amazing!
Gorse wrote on July 10, 2013
Not the strongest by any means from these sessions, but Elvis does his best and the end result is more than passable. Not at all sure it would have been a big hit if released as a single, as I see it more of an an album track
shawnrw wrote on January 04, 2014
A very strong performance on a better than average ballad. I don't see it as strong enough to have been a single, but a great album track. Powerful and poignant.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 11, 2017
5-star song as far as I'm concerned. One of the better ones on "Elvis Back in Memphis" LP.
JerryNodak wrote on December 02, 2020
Not great, but very good. I've always liked it. Elvis' talent elevates the track. 4 stars.
Milky White Way wrote on December 02, 2020
From the very first time I heard the piano and acoustic guitar intro I was hooked. Love this song and to me it’s not a weaker track but one of the strongest from Back in Memphis. 5 stars
bajo wrote on December 02, 2020
Every song Elvis sang wasn't supposed to be hit material. Even so, this one is so good it could easily have ended up a good B-side to a single. I have always liked this song and the album it came from too. I actually like almost every song Elvis recorded in Memphis in 1969. Except Hey Jude, which I never even liked by the fab four!
TBG wrote on May 30, 2021
Love it!
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