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It Ain't No Big Thing (but It's Growing)

Rating:
3.8 / 5

Words & Music: Neal Merrit Shorty Hall Alice Joy Merritt

Your losing interest in me and it's showin'
It ain't no big thing but it's growin'
The pain of heartbreak I've just started knowin'
Well, it ain't no big thing but it's growin'

Every day the hurt grows bigger than before
But I'll pretend I don't know this
But If I can hold you one day more
You've got the look of someone who's goin'
You're gonna leave me and it's showin'
A little tear I can feel start to flow
It ain't no big thing but it's growin'

Well every day the hurt grows bigger than before
But I'll pretend I don't know this
Well, if I can hold you one day more
You've got the look of someone who's goin'
Well, you're gonna leave me and it's showin'
A little tear I can feel start to flow
Well it ain't no big thing but it's growing
No, it ain't no big thing but it's growing

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

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of It Ain't No Big Thing (but It's Growing):

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

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)
(french horn)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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dgirl wrote on November 24, 2009
One of the better songs from the Love Letters LP but you could tell it was a leftover from the great 1970 Nashville sessions.
JLpResLey wrote on February 04, 2010
I like it a lot, good performance by Elvis. We have some enjoyable outtakes as well. I never skip this one
old shep wrote on February 04, 2010
A fairly decent cut from a not so good album.
Deano1 wrote on February 04, 2010
Solid country track recorded in June of 1970 and included on the 1971 LP "Love Letters From Elvis". It would have been right at home on the LP "Elvis Country", but as with all the songs on the "Love Letters" LP it was a leftover that was deemed not good enough for TTWII or Elvis Country. 4 stars to the song (5 for Elvis' performance) and 3 stars for the LP.
bastiaanvinke wrote on February 04, 2010
Keep om hummin' this song all day.
shoesuedeblues wrote on February 04, 2010
The album was pretty bad and should have stayed in the can. This is perhaps one of the better tracks.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on February 04, 2010
I guess I'm one of the few, who really likes the "Love Letters" album. However, I wasn't crazy about the cover art photos, that were used, but its the music, that counts. "It Ain't No Big Thing (but It's Growing)" from the "Letters album" is a catchy song, that will get you singing along, within seconds, as will the rest of this album.
Jim Hoff wrote on February 04, 2010
This song always makes my wife laugh ;-)
Steve V wrote on February 04, 2010
Yeah its one of the better songs. After the great TTWII and Elvis Country this was a pretty big letdown. You can tell the songs were what was left over. Bad album cover art as well. The back looked like a Camden.
bajo wrote on February 04, 2010
Well, if it wasn't big at first it surely kept growing! The song I mean!! Yes, it's one of those Elvis recordings that keeps me holding on to him. It's a good perfomance!
Jimmy Boy wrote on February 04, 2010
Could've seen this one sitting nicely on the Elvis "Country" Album, instead of that stooopid fade in and out of 10,000 years ago segments that for me always ruined that release.
NONE000000 wrote on February 04, 2010
I'm one of the rare people who prefers the rest of the "Love Letters" album to this particular song. But I don't especially dislike this song either. This one is a little on the twangy side of country for me, but still, Elvis's voice is so damned good I can't skip it. I agree that this would have been a good fit for "Elvis Country". I actually would have been more interested if they'd tried it in 1980 for the "Guitar Man" release, using more "modern" backing.
derekd wrote on March 26, 2011
Bought the LL album when it first came out. Liked it at first then mellowed. When cd's replaced the old Lp's I replaced most of my old collection. But LL was not replaced until the FTD version. It's now one of my most played Cd's. The song in question I now enjoy.
Stevekimb1 wrote on March 26, 2011
A nice mellow country rocker.
Great Dane wrote on March 10, 2012
My favourite song of this album. 41/2 stars
freedom101 wrote on March 10, 2012
Great song! Elvis will always be a big thing.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 05, 2012
This is such a terrific song from the splendid "Love Letters From Elvis" album. I like every song from that album.
Gorse wrote on October 05, 2012
A pleasant enough jaunt, nothing sensational, but a song I don't skip.
Stevekimb1 wrote on October 05, 2012
A good ballad from the 'Elvis Country' period.
sugartummy wrote on March 13, 2013
The bare version on A Hundred Years From Now is pretty good too. Lovely country tune.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on March 30, 2013
Great title for a song, in my opinion. I always liked this album, and wondered why most fans didn't. From the fantastic soulful remake of "Love Letters" (which I prefer over than his 60s version) to the songs, "Life" (which is a overlooked gem) to the romantic "This is our Dance", to the rocking "Cindy, Cindy", and to the grown up ballads such as "It ain't no big thing", to "When I'm over you" to the jam-"I got my Mojo working/Hands off it". This was a good album. Maybe at the time, it wasn't as current as what other artists were doing, but Elvis Presley's music is always timeless,to me.
LonElvis wrote on March 30, 2013
I love the song and the entire album, especially "When I'm Over You."
cookingfat wrote on December 01, 2014
The song is a fairly pleasant country ballad from a pretty poor album in terms of content and presentation.A typical RCA rushed out with little thought release, knowing that Elvis' name alone would return their investments.Pity Elvis didn't voice his opinions more at the time of release.
John4126 wrote on December 01, 2014
One of the better tracks from at best average bunch of left overs probably because of a decent vocal. Nowhere good enough to have appeared on Elvis Country and I struggle to see how some describe this as a 'rocker'!
jwedwards835 wrote on December 01, 2014
A classic! I give it the same amount of stars that are in the heavens.
atomic powered poste wrote on November 02, 2018
The love letter lp is less than mediocre, period. While not spectacular enough for being remembered by others than hardcore fans, ianbt is the only track on the album that doesn't sound bland or unfinished - it's the only track here that sounds like it was thoroughly thought through - and not like a mess. The lyrics are nice, the overdubs are tasteful, elvis singing is focused, the band is playing with a great country swing feel. In other words, it's not exactly single material, but it's a nice country song, and the only track on the album really worth listening to. It's the only track on the album that don't get even worse when you are listen closely, the only recording here that is "on point". 4 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 02, 2018
A good song from a crappy hodgepodge album "Love Letters from Elvis". It astounds me how he let RCA & the powers that be to allow the release of crap like this album all for a fast buck. Smells a lot like Colonel Parker. Show me the money?
JerryNodak wrote on April 20, 2019
A pleasant, country-tinged tune from the "Love Letters From Elvis" LP that I've played often through the years. Song: 3 stars. LP: 4 stars.
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