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A Whistling Tune

Rating:
3.7 / 5

Words & Music: Sherman Edwards Hal David

Did you ever notice when the sun goes down
Out of nowhere comes a strange and pretty sound
It's a whistling tune for walking in the night
If you listen you can hear it in the breeze
Specially when the breeze is drifting through the trees

It's a whistling tune for walking in the night
And the murmuring waters sing the song
The echoing mountains hum along
The whispering valleys fill the air
With a whistling tune our hearts can share

It's so wonderful to walk beneath the moon
Listening to old mother nature's favorite tune
It's a whistling tune for walking in the night

Recordingdate: 1961/10/26, first released on: Kid Galahad (EP)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of A Whistling Tune:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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Elvisonmymind wrote on July 23, 2008
A very nice song. I prefer the fast one (can be listen on the FTD-CD "Follow that Dream").
Deano1 wrote on January 29, 2010
A pleasant, innocuous tune that was originally recorded for the movie "Follow That Dream" (1962), but it was not used. Elvis then re-recorded it at a slightly slower tempo for his next movie "Kid Galahad" (1962). Both tracks have a nice sound however this is not a memorable tune or an essential Elvis song. No where near great, but a good track (3 stars) from a very good movie.
dgirl wrote on January 29, 2010
Pleasant tune. Always liked it. Not your typical throw-away movie song.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 29, 2010
Not a bad song at all, the film was fairly enjoyable too.
old shep wrote on January 29, 2010
A song that wasn't so bad from a film of the same caliber.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 29, 2010
Unaware of the history of the song.Not a fav of mine.
Steve V wrote on August 28, 2010
A song I don't whistle to.
JerryNodak wrote on August 28, 2010
I never could whistle worth a damn, but I enjoy this tune. Listenable and well sung.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
This is such a beautiful, soothing, relaxing, underrated and overlooked song and it's easily one of my most favorite Elvis movie songs from the 1960's.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on November 26, 2012
This song is passable as is the film. Elvis had a strange hair style in this film, his parting seemed dragged over from the side.
alanfalk wrote on November 26, 2012
Like this happy/mellow song, but I loved it when I was younger, thats the beauty of his songcatalog, as your taste in music changes over time, you can always find plenty of other Elvis songs that you like/love too.l I will rate this one 3.5 stars.
Gorse wrote on November 26, 2012
A nice tune, happy sounding and overall very enjoyable. Not earthshattering I agree, but nevertheless a different song structure from any other recording he made, and I always find it a pleasant interlude.
john804 wrote on November 26, 2012
I give the tune one zillion stars!
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
Elvis seemed to have like to whistle on his records, starting as early as '54 on I love you because. A happy tune.
cookingfat wrote on April 20, 2013
A great feel good song to unwind too, uncomplicated, simple and melodic.
Jim Davidson wrote on December 13, 2015
I like the song. Still, Kid Galahad would have worked better without songs. It reminds me of the Don Martin piece in Mad Magazine, "Smelvis Parsley in Singin' Wings" -- no matter how bad things get, sing an upbeat song.
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