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Let Me Be There

Rating:
4.0 / 5

Words & Music: John Rostill

Wherever you go
Wherever you may wonder in your life
Well surely you know, I always wanna be there
Holding your hand
And standing by to catch you when you fall
Seeing you through, in everything you do

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Watching you grow
And going through the changes in your life
That's how I know, I always wanna to be there
Whenever you feel you need a friend to lean on
Here I am
Whenever you call, you know I'll be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

Let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there

All I ask you is let me be there

I said let me be there in your morning
Let me be there in your night
Let me change whatever's wrong and make it right
Let me take you to that wonderland that only two can share
All I ask you, is let me be there
All I ask you is let me be there

Recordingdate: 1974/03/20, first released on: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Let Me Be There:

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

Others*

(baton)
(percussion)
(clarinet)
(clarinet)
(clarinet)
(flute)
(flute)
(sax)
(sax)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)

*Orchestra, overdubs

Availability

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Steve V wrote on March 31, 2009
Nice song but the thought of Elvis covering this and the other Olivia song never appealed to me. She was not considered good cover material by many fans despite her popularity.
Deano1 wrote on February 28, 2010
Elvis really seemed to enjoy singing this one on stage and he often would start singing the chorus again after the song had seemingly ended. Great selection for a concert setting and the crowd really seemed to appreciate the song when he sang it in Memphis in 1974. Fans so liked this song that RCA included this same version three years later on the "Moody Blue" album. There wasn't an abundance of material to choose from when picking the last song for the LP, but there were other live tracks to choose from that had been recorded in concert and not released, but RCA chose this song over "America, The Beautiful" and "Softly As I Leave You". There were also live recordings of his studio songs that had not been released live, such as "It's Now Or Never", "Big Boss Man", "Fairytale" and "Little Sister" that they could have used.
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on January 14, 2012
This song (for me anyway) just stumbles and bumbles all the way through, no range of vocal necessary a 'flat song' if that makes sense. Hate this and most of these fluffy ballards, especially ONJ covers. For me not Elvis material and he sould have stayed clear of it. With all the material he could have selected, why this? Beggars belief.I think he selected 'easy' material to sing, he bacame lazy and disinterested in the shows (despite what he may have said on occassions). Just cash orientated in the end, no reputable singer would have taken to the stage in his condition in 76 and 77.
Great Dane wrote on January 14, 2012
Not the best song to choose maybe, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it ass wel did Elvis. And for me this song came from his best live album, a very balanced live album. 31/2 stars for this song 5 for the album.
Monster wrote on January 14, 2012
I had enjoyed Elvis singing this one for some time before i realised it was an ONJ cover so that little discovery didn't bother me. A good tune is a good tune and to be honest Elvis singing a new upbeat, positive song at this stage in his career was a real rarity which is another reason I like it. 3 stars.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on January 14, 2012
Olivia' Newton John's version, of the song, "Let Me Be There", featured a bass singer, backup part, in the Chorus, and I bet, Elvis heard, the song, and said, "Hey, that song would work out great, for me and my bass singer J.D. Sumner, on stage". I think that, Elvis was looking for songs, that, not only worked for him, but also worked for his talented singers, and the band, behind him, and he was featuring more and more of the talent around him from 1974 on stage.
old shep wrote on January 14, 2012
A song written by the late Shadows guitarest John Rostill. The song is good enough but why did Elvis need to cover songs by singers like ONJ, when he had a wealth of his own songs to fall on?
Elvis Rimes wrote on January 14, 2012
A great live tune and a track that I never skip. I love it!
freedom101 wrote on January 15, 2012
Elvis knew what he was doing when he sang this song live. A zillion stars!
sugartummy wrote on March 31, 2013
This song made Elvis feel happy, so I don't judge him for recording this song. In fact, I like this song.
Gorse wrote on June 05, 2014
The version from Memphis 1974 with a really enthusiastic crowd is great in my eyes. Full of energy and drive makes this a fine track, and a real pick me up in reflective moments.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 28, 2017
Great live song, period.
JerryNodak wrote on September 11, 2018
I'm glad Elvis covered this tune. Love the Memphis concert version. Also, love the original ONJ version. Don't give a damn about the fans who prattle on and on about Elvis shouldn't have sung songs like this.
atomic powered poste wrote on September 12, 2018
It's obvious that elvis liked this kind of country-pop. He performces this very well, but personally i don't care much for the song, or this kind of song in general. There is nothing wrong with it, but it's not my cup of tea. 3 stars.
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