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Singing Tree

Rating:
3.4 / 5

Words & Music: Arthur L. "Doodle" Owens Archie C. Solberg

You're the one who beckoned the wind
And fanned the flame when our love began
So don't pretend you don't know me
Our names are carved on you, singing tree

Oh singing tree
Sing to me
Call your friend
The roving wind
Maybe he can find my love
And bring her back, singing tree

Your leaves have turned from green to blue
Sometimes I think you loved her too
But since she left and our love died
You stand petrified, singing tree

Oh sing to me
Singing tree
Call your friend
The roving wind
Maybe he can find my love
And bring her back, singing tree

Oh sing to me
Singing tree
Call your friend
The roving wind
Maybe he can find my love

Recordingdate: 1967/09/11, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Singing Tree:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(harmonica)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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Steve V wrote on March 10, 2009
Never liked this song. Reminds me of some of the schlock that Elvis would later record in the 70's.
Deano1 wrote on February 22, 2010
An interesting track where Elvis duets with himself. Included on the LP "Clambake" as a bonus song and while not one of the best songs from his recording session in September of '67, it is still very good.
dgirl wrote on September 24, 2010
Compared to the Clambake songs, its like Beethoven. Compared to the 1967 pop scene, its out of touch and quite boring.
sugartummy wrote on May 05, 2013
Elvis sounds again superb on this one. He turns this mediocre song into a gem.
Gorse wrote on July 31, 2013
I really enjoy this song, while the duet aspect combined with the backing singers adds to the whole experience. Granted it is no trendsetter but that does not anyway lessen the impact and appreciation for this listener.
JerryNodak wrote on January 11, 2019
Not an all time fave of mine, but I don't have a problem listening to it. Me and the '67 music scene were never in touch with one another anyway. Song: 3 stars. Clambake LP: 3 and a half.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 12, 2019
2-stars; not one of my go to songs; they needed something to "beef up" the crappy soundtrack "Clambake".
Rob Wanders wrote on January 12, 2019
Nice song, gives me always a happy feeling although its about a lost love. I like the lyrics too.
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