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There's Gold in the Mountains

Rating:
3.3 / 5

Words & Music: Bill Giant Bernie Baum Florence Kaye

There are lots of girls in the mountains
And they're worth their weight in gold
When they're in my arms with their lovin' charms
A treasure chest I hold

Well there's gold in the mountains, love in the hills
I don't need no city women with their diamonds and frills
There's gold in the mountains and oh what scenery
The prettiest girls I ever did see

There's such beauty there in the mountains
You can feel your knees growin' weak
Every single boy feels the height of joy
When he climbs that mountain peak

Well there's gold in the mountains, love in the hills
I don't need no city women with their diamonds and frills
There's gold in the mountains and oh what scenery
The prettiest girls I ever did see

I said there's gold in the mountains, love in the hills
I don't need no city women with their diamonds and frills
There's gold in the mountains and oh what scenery
The prettiest girls I ever did see
I ever did see
I ever did see

Recordingdate: 1963/09/29, first released on: Kissin' Cousins (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of There's Gold in the Mountains:

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

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Deano1 wrote on February 25, 2010
One of the more palatable songs from "Kissin' Cousins". The weak production values and the poor female backing singers keep it from being a really good song, but it is at least a full star better than the first two songs on the soundtrack LP ("Kissin' Cousins #2 and "Smokey Mountain Boy"). 2 1/2 stars.
sugartummy wrote on July 15, 2013
Not too bad considering the band recorded this in Nashville and Elvis his vocals in Culver City.
Gorse wrote on July 24, 2013
A reasonable film song with plenty of oomph and commitment. Not a brilliant production but it does survive outside of the film confines and is just about worth 3 stars
Steve V wrote on January 07, 2014
Reasonably bad.
bajo wrote on January 07, 2014
I recall how I felt back then, and I keep that in mind when I play Elvis soundtracks from those days! I felt good about most of those soundtracks LP's then and I treasure the memory of playing them now and then! No big fuzz! As for this song, I enjoyed it then and it is stuck as such! I was there when they happened, and that makes the difference! So, I'm old now?.....doesn't matter, still love Elvis just as much as I did as a kid!
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 09, 2014
I've always thought of this Elvis movie song as a fun song and I've never skipped it. It's always a joy to listen to.
Cruiser621 wrote on February 06, 2018
One of the better songs from "Kissin' Cousins"... 4-stars.
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