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Go East, Young Man

Rating:
2.8 / 5

Words & Music: Bill Giant Bernie Baum Florence Kaye

I'm gonna go where the desert sun is
Go where I know the fun is
Go where the harem girls dance
Go where there's love and romance

Out on the burning sands, in some caravan
I'll find adventure, while I can
To say the least, go on, go east young man

Go east young man, go east young man
You'll feel like a sheik, so rich and grand
With dancing girls at your command
Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man

I'm gonna go where the night's enchanted
Go where those dreams are granted
When paradise starts calling, into some tent I'm crawling

I hear those desert drums, and when nighttime comes
Then I'll make love the way I planned
To say the least, go on, go east young man

Go east young man, go east young man
You'll feel like a sheik, so rich and grand
With dancing girls at your command
Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man

Go eat and drink and feast, go east young man

Recordingdate: 1965/02/26, first released on: Harum Scarum (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Go East, Young Man:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(congas)
(tambourine)
(flute)
(oboe)

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Steve V wrote on May 19, 2009
Well what can you say? The title is embarassing but so was the whole movie. As a song, its actually not too bad, but more befitting Dino than Elvis Presley!
Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
A passable tune from "Harum Scarum", but nothing more. This might be the 2nd best song on the album behind "So Close, Yet So Far" and it is at least "catchy", but it would not rank in the top 500 of Elvis' songs.
dgirl wrote on May 27, 2010
This song and the LP had an Eastern feel, so that worked ok if you knew the movie. So many Elvis soundtracks had just random songs thrown together, at least this one had a feel to it. That being said, there are no standout tracks including the way overrated So Close, Yet So Far.
shoesuedeblues wrote on June 25, 2010
Not a bad song as Elvis film songs go, but the Harem Holiday film and soundtrack was a real dog.
old shep wrote on June 25, 2010
A fairly melodic song and they didn't come all that often in this dire film.
JerryNodak wrote on June 25, 2010
The song is okay. I give it 2 and a half stars. I love the Eastern feel to the album. 3 and a half stars. One standout track. So Close, Yet So Far. 4 stars. The movie stunk. 1 star.
GeoElvis wrote on June 26, 2010
OK song not as good as So Close Yet So far,it would have been great to see the King in a serious remake of The Shiek instead of the story that was given to him!!
Gorse wrote on January 02, 2013
Like a few ballads from this film, with their Eastern influence, I find them very palatable. Obviously not one of the top offerings from his career, but I am quite happy to listen and enjoy this performance in its own right. - 3 stars.
sugartummy wrote on March 07, 2013
Again, what a voice! (wasted on songs like this). Strange how Elvis sings "grand" as an Englishman. Now it doesn't rhymne with man.
trudygillenwater wrote on December 17, 2014
I love the movie and the whole album. Hey, it's Elvis after all!
cookingfat wrote on December 17, 2014
hummm.Yes it's Elvis after all.His farts didn't smell of sweet flowers and his breath of sweet perfume.Guess it shows that even in the ass end of his career he could count on a thumbs up from some fans-tragic really
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 18, 2014
I always liked this song and all of the other songs from the "Harum Scarum" soundtrack. I've always liked the middle-eastern flavor of the "Harum Scarum" soundtrack too. The entire "Harum Scarum" soundtrack album is such a joy to listen to.
shawnrw wrote on May 09, 2015
Not much meat on the bone here, Elvis doses what he can with it. It fits within the context of the film, but that is about as much as I can do for this song.
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