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Puppet on a String

Rating:
3.9 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

Every time you look at me
I,m as helpless as can be
I become a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything to me

All you do is touch my hand
And your wish is my command
I become a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything to me

If you really love me
Darling please be kind
I offer you the truest love
That you will ever find

Take my heart and please be fair
Handle it with loving care
For I'm just a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything to me

If you really love me
Darling please be kind
I offer you the truest love
That you will ever find

Take my heart and please be fair
Handle it with loving care
For I'm just a puppet on a string
You can do 'most anything to me
You can do 'most anything to me

Recordingdate: 1964/06/10, first released on: Girl Happy (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Puppet on a String:

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

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Lex wrote on February 17, 2009
Not the best thing he did, but a pleasant catchy tune.
Deano1 wrote on February 20, 2010
One of Elvis' best movie ballads and there were a bunch of really good ones. This one comes from the movie "Girl Happy" and it is actually featured twice in the movie. The soundtrack LP was released in early April of '65 and this song was so strong (and the material from "Harum Scarum" so weak), it was released as a single in November and hit an impressive #14 on the U.S. pop chart and #3 on the easy listening chart.
ElvisSacramento wrote on September 27, 2012
This is such a marvelous ballad and it should have been a major hit for Elvis on the charts here in the United States too. Also, it's the best song from the movie "Girl Happy" for sure.
Elvis Rimes wrote on September 27, 2012
Tenderly delivered by the king and a big favourite of mine for a number of years
TCB1974 wrote on September 27, 2012
One of the better movie ballads from the best movie from the mid-sixties. Should have been top-10 hit with right timing and promotion. Four stars from me.
jeter wrote on September 27, 2012
Beautifully sung by Elvis, one of my favorite ballads from the 1960s
alanfalk wrote on January 08, 2013
This is one of the many great movie ballads from the 60s ; Sand castles, This is my Heaven, So Close yet so far (from Paradise), Please Dont stop loveing me ,Tender Feelings and Pocket full of rainbows , comes to mind but there are several others that also deserves 4-5 stars.
Gorse wrote on January 08, 2013
I always found the film to be much better than listening to the songs when transferred to vinyl. The recordings were too flat and that impacts this song. Add echo and it gets better but I would not put this pleasant tune in the top 15 film ballads of his 60's output.
Steve V wrote on January 08, 2013
Never liked it. 1965 should have seen much better single material than this.
sugartummy wrote on April 26, 2013
Nice piano work on this by Floyd Cramer, but Elvis' singing is even better.
shawnrw wrote on January 19, 2014
Beautifully performed ballad, and Floyd Crammer is at his best. A good size hit single although released long after the soundtrack album. Another RCA blunder. Nevertheless, a gem hidden among the weeds.
Cruiser621 wrote on August 29, 2017
From a terrible movie and soundtrack "Girl Happy", it's kind of lame but listenable. Nothing to make me re-listen to it.
JerryNodak wrote on October 09, 2017
Tender ballad. Wonderful vocal. I love this song. Fun, entertaining movie. Song and movie 4 stars.
Miknik7077 wrote on August 24, 2020
Pleasant love song with very nice lyrics. Its a nice soft song, but nothing that stands out.
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