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You Asked Me To

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Waylon Jennings Billy Joe Shaver

Long ago and far away
In my old common labor shoes
I turned the world all which-a-way
Just because you asked me to

Likened to no other feel'
Summer love is simple true
There's no end to what I'd do
Just because you asked me to

Let the world call me a fool
Let it; things are right with me and you
That's all that matters and I'll do
Anything you ask me to

Knowin' how much I love you
After all I've been through
I'd turn and walk away from you
Just because you asked me to

Let the world call me a fool
Let it; things are right with me and you
That's all that matters and I'll do
Anything you ask me to

Recordingdate: 1973/12/11, first released on: Promised Land (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of You Asked Me To:

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(piano)
(organ)
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(vocals)
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Others*

(guitar)
(guitar)
(piano)
(organ)
(percussion)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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Elvis Rimes wrote on February 26, 2009
What a great little song. Elvis was in good voice and clearly enjoyed putting this together. Underated and underplayed?
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 14, 2010
Promised Land is a gem of an album. Elvis really gets into this Waylon Jennings number and does it proud.
Deano1 wrote on September 21, 2010
Nice, uptempo country number with Elvis in excellent voice. A solid track that closes an excellent Side 2 of the LP "Promised Land". All five tracks on side 2 of this LP are four star tracks or better.
Shakingruud wrote on September 21, 2010
Never understood the stupid sounding female backing vocals on the original track, so i much prefer the great pomping Guitar Man album overdub! That one really rocks :-)
Steve V wrote on September 21, 2010
Nice song, nothing outstanding. Would have been better without the female backing.
Gorse wrote on December 03, 2012
Yes Promised Land is a fine album and this track is one of the gems. I find any excuse to include this song on my playlists which has Elvis in fine voice on a medium tempo country number.
sugartummy wrote on June 03, 2013
Great track by two country legends, done very well by Elvis. The version on Guitar Man is excellent too, as is Jennings original.
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 23, 2014
I've always liked this song immensely and Elvis' rendition of it was excellent. I've never skipped it. Five stars from me.
shawnrw wrote on May 05, 2015
Actually a real gem. Despite, his often stated love of country music, I never thought of Elvis as a country singer but a Rock/Pop singer who sometimes sung a country song, but this performance showed me that had he wanted to he could have done it just as well if not better than Waylon, Willie, Merle, Conway or any of the other country headliners of that day or anyother time for that matter.
Rob Wanders wrote on August 09, 2015
I love this song. Can someone tell me why Elvis? changed the title from "You ask me to" (original from Waylon Jennings) into "You asked me to"? Or was it a mistake?
TheMemphisFan wrote on January 01, 2017
~ Correct lyrics ~ 2nd verse... Likened to no other feel Simple love is simple true . . . . 3rd & 5th verses... Let the world call me a fool But if things are right with me and you
Cruiser621 wrote on April 06, 2017
Not one of my favorites. It's acceptable and catchy in a sense but it just doesn't "ring my chimes".
ntass1 wrote on June 23, 2017
Great song never skip.
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