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Cindy, Cindy

Rating:
3.5 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Dolores Fuller Buddy Kaye

Wish I was an apple dangling from a tree
Every time you'd pass me by you'd take a bite of me
I wish I was a bluebird I'd never fly away
I'd sit up on your shoulder baby and sing to you all day

Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home Cindy Cindy
Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home to me

I wrote it in a letter, carved it on a tree
Told it to a honeycomb, told it to a bee
Told them that I love you, they all know its true
Say it till the cows come home until it gets to you

Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home Cindy Cindy
Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home to me

Need you in the morning to start the coffee pot
Need you in the afternoon to fan me when I'm hot
Need you in the evening when supper time is through
What I'm really tryin' to say is I can't get enough of you

Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home Cindy Cindy
Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home to me

If I were a musician I'd harp on just one thing
You should never play my harp the way you pluck a string
If only you would love me say it and tell me so
I need two charms about me baby to have the whole world know

Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home Cindy Cindy
Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home to me

Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home Cindy Cindy
Come on home Cindy Cindy, Come on home to me

Recordingdate: 1970/06/04, first released on: Love Letters from Elvis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Cindy, Cindy:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(harmonica)

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)
(sax)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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old shep wrote on April 16, 2008
Awful! I think at this time Elvis was really searching for good material, failing miserably and consequently the Love Letters album escaped.
ElvisDayByDay wrote on May 05, 2008
I like that the song just keeps going, with a good sounding band backing him I can enjoy this song when it comes by.
Steve V wrote on June 07, 2008
Not bad but not great either. An old Trini Lopez song. I remember feeling we would never have an LP of the quality of From Elvis In Memphis ever again.
JerryNodak wrote on June 07, 2008
I like this song and the "Love Letters" album, too. I'd rather listen to Elvis from the '70s than anything from the '50s except "Don't" from the '57 Christmas session and the material from the '58 session(s). I can listen to/enjoy the SUN sessions if/when I'm in the mood.
My boy, my boy wrote on June 07, 2008
Good rhythm, shallow lyrics...Elvis did the best he could with what the song itself had to give...
Colonel wrote on June 07, 2008
One of my favorite 70s rockers. I think the undubbed version on "A hundred years from now" rocks more, but the overdubs on the original add something gospel-eque to it
Natha wrote on June 08, 2008
Quite a nice upbeat Rocker from the seventies. In a song like this the way it is performed is more important than the lyrics. I enjoyed it back then when the LP was released. Hence it is part of my regular playlist!
Jerome wrote on June 16, 2008
looking at the lyrics, whoever wrote this song must have been inspired by the song Singing Tree..
Rob Wanders wrote on August 17, 2008
I love this song. Such sweet and funny lyrics. I also love the version Johnny Cash recorded of this song just before he died.
theoldscudder wrote on August 17, 2008
I really like this & the LP. The King gives a griitty vocal that soon would be lost forever.
JLpResLey wrote on September 05, 2009
Poor song in my mind. Elvis sings it well though, a good Elvis Presley performance
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 05, 2009
Bad song ,bad LP. A real let down in Elvis' recoding career. Cover was rubbish as well.
bajo wrote on September 05, 2009
This is one of those: "sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't". I tend to like it for the way it is performed. Don't mind the lyrics! And then sometimes I think it's overdone. Depends on the mood I'm in!
Elvis Rimes wrote on September 05, 2009
What a really mixed review! Personally, I love it - the song rocks from start to finish. In truth, I think this was a 'warm up' song which totally eclipsed most of the other material on this mixed bag of an album.
derekd wrote on September 05, 2009
Not a bad recording, Elvis had made worst ones a few years earlier, before '68. The album through short wasn't too bad, indeed I really like the FTD version.
BriaNicholas07 wrote on September 06, 2009
I give this performance 2 1/2 stars. I agree that it's not his best or worst, somewhere in the middle. It's not all that bad, it's nowhere near as painful to listen to as anything from his Harum Scarum soundtrack. I was surprised to hear and see Ricky Nelson perform it in the John Wayne classic western, Rio Bravo (as "Get Along Home, Cindy). It's cool seeing Nelson, who got into the music business more or less because of Elvis, singing along with one of Elvis' idols in the movie, Dean Martin.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 14, 2010
A track and album I never play pretty substandard stuff all round
Deano1 wrote on June 18, 2011
One of the few non-soundtrack songs that I skip on a regular basis. It is not bad, but it is nowhere near Elvis' best rock and roll performances. In the 70's alone, "Burning Love", "For The Heart", "Promised Land", "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", "Patch It Up", "Steamroller Blues" and "Way Down" are far superior rock tracks. Heck, I even like "Raised On Rock" and "If You Don't Come Back" and even "Just A Little Bit" better than this one. This song is really out of place on the "Love Letters..." LP and this one takes a back seat to "Got My Mojo Working". "Cindy, Cindy" is my least favorite song on the LP. 2 stars for the track and 3 for the LP.
Lpool kid wrote on August 19, 2011
song not very good or at least with elvis's attempt,i always feel as if the song doesn't flow right just my opinion.it's got all the ingredients for to be a good rocker but just falls down.
dgirl wrote on August 19, 2011
Its the not greatest of songs, but without this & Mojo this LP would have put me to sleep. You could tell this LP had the leftovers which never bodes well for a solid album experience, but all in all this is not that bad. Most other versions of this songs are very folksy, so here ELvis tries to take it and make it something else (which he basically did at Sun) and he gets slammed for it by many fans. Perhaps, its the material which now seemed so much below the standards of that great LP just two years prior.
Dixieland Rocks wrote on August 19, 2011
I like this song. I just put on a play list I made.
TCB1974 wrote on August 19, 2011
The lyrics of this song are of a quality that would fit well on the average soundtrack album. Elvis seems to have fun though and it is quite entertaining to listen to. Three stars from me.
freedom101 wrote on February 25, 2012
Most don't know this but the original "Cindy, Cindy" that this song was based on was written with racist lyrics. It was rewritten to get rid of the racist content. Elvis' version is my favorite followed by the version in RIO BRAVO.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on March 19, 2012
Sub-standard song, from a poor LP. Elvis had lost his way with this album.
NONE000000 wrote on March 19, 2012
This song, and the whole Love Letters album gets such a bad wrap. I think this track is the equal of Patch It Up or Polk Salad Annie; they are not great songs, but they are fun rockers, kinda repetitious. If he'd performed this live I bet the opinions here would go waaaay up. But as it is, a fairly repetitious studio track, yes, I guess it is a bit of a throwaway.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such an underrated, fun and tremendous song and it's always such a joy to listen to. It's a better song than many of the songs that Elvis sang in the 1970's.
sugartummy wrote on March 01, 2013
There is an alternate take with a longer guitar solo. I like this track; rocks pretty good.
Gorse wrote on September 28, 2013
Not the greatest of lyrics, and no Burning Love, but the song really rocks, and I agree is the equal of a few touted upbeat tracks from the 1970's - 4 stars from me.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 19, 2017
1-star, period. This songs is a complete waste along with the garbage album it was on, "Love Letters from Elvis".
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