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4.0 / 5

Words & Music: Murray Wisell Edward Lisbona

Gently your eyes met mine
Tender, trusting, true
Gently your hand took mine
Thrilled me through and through

Gently, oh so gently
Gentle as the dawn
Gently, oh so gently
Our true love was born

Gently your lips kissed mine
As we strolled along
Gently your heart touched mine
Young and warm and strong

Gently the hour is near
When true loves have to part
Gently we'll meet again
One more kiss, sweetheart

Recordingdate: 1961/03/12, first released on: Something for Everybody (album)


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old shep wrote on April 24, 2008
A nice ballad nothing more.
bastiaanvinke wrote on June 04, 2009
When I first heard it I liked I still do.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 17, 2010
A pleasing ballad.
derekd wrote on February 23, 2010
Good recording, simply and nice, A full album of these would be nice, just sit back and relax. Rock numbers can wait.
Deano1 wrote on March 20, 2010
The worst song on the LP "Something For Everybody" is still a pleasant well sung ballad. This one and "It's A Sin" are both a little too "gentle", but they are still worthy of 3 and 3 1/2 stars respectively.
Steve V wrote on October 17, 2010
Nice simple ballad to close out the ballad side of the record. But not my personal cup of tea.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 06, 2012
This is such a beautiful and soothing ballad and Elvis' rendition of it is brilliant. I rate this song and Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars.
Gorse wrote on November 22, 2012
A ballad with a folk influence delicately and wistfully performed by Elvis Never ever skip this track and I think it is greatly underrated.
sugartummy wrote on March 07, 2013
How can one not like this. Lie on your bed or in the grass with your loved one listening to this song. Sounds perfect, right?
shawnrw wrote on January 04, 2014
A nice ballad sung by Elvis with great, well what can I say gentleness. The song will hardly blow you away and you will probably forget it minutes after you hear it, but enjoyable enough to give a play now and again.
DerekH wrote on February 24, 2019
4 star recording for Elvis. Never skip this one. Full album of this type would have been good. Still, we got half an album.
JerryNodak wrote on February 25, 2019
A nice, gentle ballad with folk leanings that's well sung. One of my faves on the "Something For Everybody" LP. 4 stars.
Stevekimb1 wrote on July 15, 2021
Clearly upon his return from the U.S.Army, Elvis was making song choices that took him away from rock and roll and transforming him into a pop crooner. ‘Gently’ is a good example. Nothing wrong with the song itself but it seems a long way from the peak of the 50’s.
DerekH wrote on August 16, 2022
Great recording by Elvis, 5 star, love a full album if these,
Milky White Way wrote on August 16, 2022
My favourite track from Something for everybody. Beautiful melody, guitar work and of course vocal. His voice was like velvet in the early 60’s.
GBK42 wrote on September 22, 2022
Not my cuppa tea, personally. Don't get me wrong, I love most of Elvis Presley's ballads, as all of us fans of his should, but this and "It's a Sin" from the same LP (Something for Everybody) are a little too soft for my taste. 2.5/5 stars for both, four stars for the album.
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