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Wearin' that Loved-on Look

4.7 / 5

Words & Music: Arthur L. "Doodle" Owens Dallas Frazier

I had to leave town for a little while,
You said you'd be good while I'm gone,
But the look in your eye dun told me you told a lie,
I know there's been some carryin' on.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

The ash trays are all full of ashes,
The floor needs a touch of the mop,
There's a man downstairs with a long bushy hair,
He said your party was a three day rock.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

Baby if you ever loved me,
Then Bonnie and Clyde loved the law,
Well a bird can't fly and I don't like apple pie,
And trees won't grow in Arkansas.

Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look, Shoop, shoop, shoop, shoop
Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look.

I had to leave town for a little while,
You said you'd be good while I'm gone,
But the look in your eye dun told me you told a lie,
I know there's been some carryin' on.

Well - Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look,
Yeah - Baby, You're wearin' that loved on look
Yeah - Baby

Recordingdate: 1969/01/13, first released on: From Elvis in Memphis (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Wearin' that Loved-on Look:




*Orchestra, overdubs


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old shep wrote on April 25, 2008
A great song from Dallas Frazier,off a great album and recorded by the greatest singer.
My boy, my boy wrote on July 09, 2008
The band from the American studio gave Elvis a second life as far as recording was concerned. Too bad they never got back all together again after these '69 sessions...
JLpResLey wrote on July 09, 2008
One of many highlights on "From Elvis In Memphis". The album was really good, his best since "Elvis is back"
Steve V wrote on July 09, 2008
From the best LP since Elvis Is Back. In fact hearing this track for the first time made me think Elvis is back again!! Just imagine if Elvis was releasing studio albums of this caliber throughout the 60's instead of those crappy soundtracks and making an apperance or 2 on TV along the way. The Beatles and Elvis would be fighting it out in the charts all the time. If only. Great song, great!
busboy wrote on July 09, 2008
superb opening track from a superb album. The movie years stripped away as the king of rock n roll returns. Can never tire of listening to this or this album. If Elvis had produced music like this throughout the sixties then the overrated Beatles wouldn't have stood a chance.
Ton Bruins wrote on July 09, 2008
If you don't like this as an Elvis fan ? What else is there to say ? It was a great session and this is a great song !
Rob Wanders wrote on July 09, 2008
great song from a great album in a great Elvis-year; oh yes...
Pedro Nuno wrote on July 09, 2008
LOVE THIS SONG. When I first brought the From Elvis in Memphis album around 1985 i was astonished by the fresh and rocking sound of this very first music of that disc. Since then I just felt in love with it and still going strong my affection. And the outtakes you find in the America Crow Jewels Import... that bass, FAN TAS TIC!
FLASHBOY wrote on July 10, 2008
Fantatic song! I love the whole album this is the greatest record that Elvis recorded in his life this along with the 68 comback special. You wanna hear the real Presley listen to those two. The greatest signer in the whole world he was and here's to prove it.
JerryNodak wrote on September 21, 2008
What a great track to kick off a great album.
Natha wrote on November 09, 2008
A gem on an album that is a gem altogether. The drive and spirit of the song is so well performed that one feels drawn into the song. Like in many songs of that album!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 09, 2008
I always thought that "Wearin' that Loved on Look" b/w "Power of my Love" could have been a "powerful double A single" for Elvis. Another over looked, good single choice-would have been "Only the Strong survive -b/w- Gentle on my Mind". The "From Elvis in Memphis" album and later "Elvis-Back in Memphis" are songs from a great recording session and Elvis, at his best !
NONE000000 wrote on October 17, 2009
This song kicks ass! (My shortest comment to date, but says all you need to know!)
derekd wrote on October 17, 2009
Words fail me [for once] good, very good, fab, great, seems everyone else has said all that can be said. I remember buying the album the day of it's release & how lucky i was to get it as the record store only ordered a limited number. As for the track being a single, yes, i agree, then again any of the memphis tracks were good enough to be a single. I have all the Elvis is Back & From Elvis in Memphis & Elvis, Back in Memphis tracks burn't onto my Mp3 player in one file, now there's a great set of recordings, i never skip any of the tracks from this file.
burninglove92 wrote on December 18, 2009
1969. What a fantastic year for the king. he never looked better. this is one of the high lights. i love this song!! its fab
shoesuedeblues wrote on July 09, 2010
A really good song which could have easily been a single, and there were many on this memorable album. I remember that the NME made the album it's album of the month and did a full page review with the heading "Elvis has finally shaken off his chains"
Deano1 wrote on July 09, 2010
A hoarse Elvis shouting against a mixture of female voices and hard driving music equals Elvis raunchiest rock and roll since "Jailhouse Rock" and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town". This one has a gospel feel to it, but the lyrics are anything but gospel. A very good rock track and a great start to the LP "From Elvis In Memphis". Just as "Make Me Know It" led of "Elvis Is Back" and proclaimed Elvis was still the king of rock and roll, this one does the same on FEIM. Most of the rest of the LP is not rock and roll (other than "Power Of My Love") and this album kind of set the pattern for future LP's which would feature a rock and roll lead off track ("Promised Land", "Elvis Today", "Raised On Rock" and even "On Stage") and then be made up of mostly country music, ballads and pop tunes. I give this track 4 1/2 stars, not quite Elvis at his best, but darn good. The LP is a true classic.
GeoElvis wrote on July 09, 2010
Excellent song! From a great album, this is why Elvis was-is-and always will be The King! It's a shame radio stations do not give these pheonomanal tracks more or any playtime, Far more superior than anything "the beatles" did. Elvis?made in America!! Long Live The King!!!
Bestoftherest8301 wrote on October 06, 2011
Apparently we owe this album to Marty Lacker who had to persuade Elvis to cut this album in Memphis with Chips Moman. Elvis was suffering from the after effects of a cold which seems to add depth to his vocals (man I wish he had a cold more often). Yes, a truly fantastic album, yes, we wish we had more, but you know if he did, how many people would be complaining now that the set of albums would be samey!! My favourite cd set is 'Reclaiming the Crown' which contains probably the most complete set of the sessions. ..and come on if this isn't 5 stars then nothing is!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on October 06, 2011
Elvis at his best. I Love the Memphis sessions. A classic album, and one of the many great songs, he recorded in that session.
TCB1974 wrote on October 06, 2011
An absolutely fantastic performance and opening of one of his very best albums, together with Elvis is back! Love the raw voice and funny lyrics: 'Baby if you ever loved me, then Bonnie and Clyde loved the law'. This is Elvis at his best and this song never gets skipped. Five star performance.
freedom101 wrote on October 06, 2011
I was listening to this the other day and I'm still in awe by "The King's" voice.
dgirl wrote on October 06, 2011
One of the best from one of the best LPs.
Lpool kid wrote on October 06, 2011
superb song,great vocal and should have been the follow up to suspicious minds.what a performance,5 stars all the way.
FLASHBOY wrote on October 07, 2011
Best Album awsome track Best singer ever!
Gorse wrote on October 02, 2012
This magnificent song always seems to me to be the 1969 equivalent of Heartbreak Hotel. What a performance as he attacks it and rips it apart, from start to finish -brilliant.
sugartummy wrote on May 28, 2013
Some songs are worth more than 5 stars. This is one of them. Great raw singing (Elvis had a cold), and perfect backing. (just listen to that bass by Tommy Cogbill). I'm just in awe.
ElvisSacramento wrote on June 02, 2013
This is such a magnificent, catchy, fun, electrifying and underrated song and Elvis' rendition of it was spectacular. I've never skipped it. It's from one of Elvis' very best albums "From Elvis In Memphis".
kink56 wrote on March 05, 2014
The opener for FEIM. What a cathartic experience that cleansed away all the movie soundtrack years. From the very first note Elvis sang on this song, it was clear a new height had been achieved. Yes, the best album since Elvis Is Back and the most promising one ever. It made the post 1970 material impossible for me to accept.
sugartummy wrote on January 08, 2015
First, congratulations Elvis. On Music Meter I put down a list of albums that has great opening songs. This is definitely one of them.
Jim Davidson wrote on September 13, 2015
"From Elvis in Memphis" could have been entitled "Elvis is Back!", but that name was already taken. "I had to leave town for a little while ..." is a strong declaration that "I'm back!". I have trouble grasping that it was hard to find good new material after 1969 -- there were no new songwriters like Mac Davis, Eddie Rabbits who were looking to kick-start their careers?
TheMemphisFan wrote on September 13, 2015
Actor Kevin Bacon once said that this was his favorite Elvis song.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 09, 2016
5-stars, period. A great song amongst a like group of others. I have all 3 of the FTD issues on the Memphis sessions and I was listening to the 3rd set yesterday. Other than his 1950's output, these 1969 sessions produced his ultimate best.
DerekH wrote on September 17, 2018
Interesting title. How about ' Elvis is back in Memphis. I combined the 2 albums onto a 'Playlist'. Now that made a great double album. Never get fed up listing to it.
Milky White Way wrote on March 03, 2021
What a way to put a stake in the ground and say β€œI’m back.....l had to leave town for a little while.” !!!!! Wow what a belter of a tune. Made even better by his cold, adding a rough and rawness to his vocals. Pure magic 5 stars
DerekH wrote on August 13, 2022
Unbelievable good, Elvis was back doing what he does best, this was a 5 star performemce 🎼🎀🎼
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