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Soldier Boy

Rating:
4.3 / 5

Words & Music: David Jones Theodore Williams Jr.

Soldier boy why feel blue
Don't you believe that she will be true
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

Soldier boy tell me why do you cry
When you return she'll rush to your side
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say "I do"
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say "I do"
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

Recordingdate: 1960/03/20, first released on: Elvis Is Back (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Soldier Boy:

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

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Steve V wrote on September 05, 2009
Elvis does doo-wop and knocks it out of the park. So much better than the original. Perfect execution with the Jords.
sugartummy wrote on March 02, 2013
The Four Fellows have the original, which doesn't sound bad at all. Chet Atkins produced this one for Elvis.Only Scotty Moore can be heard on the electric guitar, as Hank Garland played the electric bass. Done as doo-wop as the original from 1955.
Gorse wrote on July 26, 2013
Probably heard or known by a very small percentage of people outside the Elvis faithful, is a ballad tenderly sung, supreme in its soulful execution, by our boy at the top of his game.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 06, 2014
An excellent doo-wop ballad but a strange lead off track for side 2 of the "Elvis Is Back!" album. I rate it 5-Stars, period!
DerekH wrote on January 06, 2014
5 star recording as where most of the tracks at this time. Elvis had moved on from his rock 'n roll days to record pure pop. This was the top charting days part 2 for Elvis. Great studio albums and singles mixed with good musical soundtracks and even movie singles good enough to top the charts.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 07, 2014
This is such a marvelous, underrated and overlooked doo-wop ballad and Elvis sang it beautifully and tenderly. Elvis' rendition of it should definitely be far better known than it actually is. Elvis' rendition of this gem is a true masterpiece for sure. I rate this song and Elvis' version of it 5 Stars.
atomic powered poste wrote on May 03, 2019
A mediocre composition, nothing outstanding, a typical filler track and one of the weakest tracks on eib. Because of elvis great vocal form and the perfect sound it's still very listenable in context, but nothing memorable, or something i would listen to out of the lp-context.
JerryNodak wrote on May 04, 2019
Soldier Boy is one of those Elvis songs I can listen to repeatedly. I've never grown tired of it. 5 stars.
bajo wrote on June 02, 2020
It was a boring song, once! Now, I love it! That's the way it is! Beeing an Elvis fan!
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