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Pledging My Love

Rating:
4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Ferdinand Washington Don Robey

Forever my darling our love will be true
Always and forever I’ll love only you

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn

My heart's at your command dear
To keep, love and to hold
Making you happy's my desire
Keeping you is my goal

Forever I'll love you
for the rest of my days
I’ll never part from you
or your loving ways

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn

My heart's at your command dear
To keep, love and to hold
Making you happy's my desire
Loving you is my goal

Forever I'll love you
for the rest of my days
I’ll never part from you
or your loving ways

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn

Recordingdate: 1976/10/29, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Pledging My Love:

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

Others*

(percussion)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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old shep wrote on April 08, 2008
A great Johnny Ace song form the 1950s, strangely gone unnoticed as recording material by Elvis until the 1970s.Again tucked away on the B side and lifted from an album ( Moody Blue) Could have easily been a huge hit in it's own right.A great soulful/ bluesy ballad.
derekd wrote on May 29, 2009
Good recording, last of the great 'b' sides, and best remembered as one of the few songs Elvis recorded that did not have the song title in it.
Deano1 wrote on February 27, 2010
A solid recording of the Johnny Ace hit that served as a very strong B-side to "Way Down". It also appeared on the much underrated (by critics) LP "Moody Blue" and helped to make one of the best sides of an Elvis album (side B). "Way Down", this song, "Moody Blue", "She Thinks I Still Care" and "It's Easy For You" were anywhere from very good to outstanding.
JLpResLey wrote on August 01, 2010
Probably my favorite recording from the graceland sessions. I think Elvis sang it really well, which I think he did with the other songs as well. Moody Blue was a much better album than EP Boulevard, he just sounded so much better in the fall. Still, it could have been so much better if recorded properly, but I always enjoy this tune a lot.
dgirl wrote on August 01, 2010
One of the few songs from the Moody Blue LP I like along with Way Down & Its Easy For You. Would have made a great EP, lol. As an LP, the criticism was warrented, it was a very uneven album and basically thrown together to get that Elvis product out there. That aside, this is great performance by Elvis, but I wish the arrangement was more like the original. Yes, a fabulous B side to make a very good single release (his best in several years) for 1977.
Steve V wrote on August 01, 2010
Like the song, like the 2-sides of the single it was released on, did not like the LP at all. An obvious attempt to get the contractual LP out by RCA with one of the most uneven set of tracks ever released and even re-releasing one of them. But this song being one of the all-time great songs in rock & roll , showed Elvis still admired his roots and could still make a great record.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a sensational song and it's easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis only recorded in the studio in the 1970's. It's my favorite track from the "Moody Blue" album.
Gorse wrote on October 29, 2012
A superbly sung track so full of soul and meaning. This and the 'A' side Way Down were a great combination, and a great finale to his releases while alive.
alanfalk wrote on January 25, 2013
Love this song and the whole LP as well, even Little Darling never get skiped. I never cared about an album being "even", if I like most of the tracks then it is a good album, sometimes I think people make music a little to academic insted of just enjoying it !
Pedro Nuno wrote on January 25, 2013
Just Brutal! And the King recorded this Masterpiece less than 10 months prior to his death! The rough/unedited versions we find in the Platinum box set and FTD Jungle Room are so amazing that makes you wonder why did Felton Jarvis cut this master piece, of near five minutes, in a 3 minutes package! Weldon Myrick's steel guitar together with James Burton and Chip Young turn this Country Classic, easily, into one of Presley best recording from the 70's and from his entire career. Those rough versions with the double guitar solos (sometimes triple guitar solos) are in my top 10 favorite songs from the Rock Era. Heaven must be like this!
sugartummy wrote on April 21, 2013
Weldon Myrick only played steel guitar on It's easy for you and He'll have to go, not on this one. Still, a classy song that's 5 star material.
Cruiser621 wrote on March 10, 2016
Not one of my favorites to be blunt. The album from which it comes wasn't all that great either. A hodge podge just to make the fast buck. So sad.
atomic powered poste wrote on October 13, 2018
Another mediocre, forgettable, unnecessary country-cover. It's simply nothing special. Elvis wasn't in his best voice, the arrangement is uninspired, it's the usual stuff from this period. It's not terrible, don't get me wrong, but what a difference compared to the masterpieces he was able to record just a few years earlier. Not suprising that the general public didn't cared for his new material in the mid 70's. 2 stars.
JerryNodak wrote on October 14, 2018
It's okay. But nothing special. Prefer "Way Down." 3 stars.
Miknik7077 wrote on September 03, 2020
Excellent cover by Elvis. Very well sung. Wish he would have done this in concert. Could have been a masterpiece.
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