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You'll Think of Me

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Mort Shuman

I'm sorry now girl, but I must leave you
There's something deep inside my soul keeps calling me
The winter wind girl, will not deceive you
And in your cold and empty bed, you'll think of me, oh yes
You'll think of me

You'll see me coming, you'll see me going
Don't ask me why, I'm just the kind needs to be free
Just like that outlaw wind keeps on a-blowin'
Yeah, in your cold and empty bed, you'll think of me, oh yes
You'll think of me

Now I know you loved me just like I wanted
I know you'd follow me across an endless sea
But baby I've got a heart that's haunted
Yeah, in your cold and empty bed, you'll think of me, oh yes
You'll think of me

Ah but you should know girl that I'll be crying
Out on that lonely road where not a soul can see
I'll shed my tears for a love that's dying
Yeah, in your cold and empty bed, you'll think of me, oh yes
You'll think of me

The summer sun girl will bring a stranger
And he'll be better to you than I used to be
And when he takes you into his arms girl
Well, in your warm and loving bed, you won't think of me, no, no
You won't think of me

Then in your warm and loving bed, you won't think of me, no, no
You won't think of me

Recordingdate: 1969/01/14, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of You'll Think of Me:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(sitar)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(french horn)
(french horn)
(sax)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

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MJB63 wrote on July 24, 2009
A very mature song for Elvis in the 60's...and does a fine job.
bastiaanvinke wrote on January 19, 2010
Love this one!
JLpResLey wrote on January 19, 2010
Great performance by Elvis. The alternate performance that´s included on the Suspicious Minds release is my favorite version, although the master is the classic one
Deano1 wrote on January 19, 2010
A great song, with perfect vocals by Elvis and superb backing, recorded at the "Memphis Sessions" of 1969. This is my favorite song from the LP "Back In Memphis" and it is a song that I never get tired of hearing. It doesn't have the emotion of the big ballads of the 70's ("You Gave Me A Mountain" etc), but there is just something about this song that makes it irresistible. I remember first hearing this song as the flip side of "Suspicious Minds" and I remember thinking how different it was from anything he had recorded previously. Later Elvis would do songs that are similar in structure such as "The Next Step Is Love", "It's A Matter Of Time" and "Thinking About You" and while I enjoy those songs, this one is a better, in a word, perfect.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 19, 2010
Not a song that I like, boring and ordinary.
old shep wrote on January 19, 2010
A song that was completely overshadowed by the amazing Suspicious Minds when they were released as a single in 1969. Perhaps that is why I never got to play the song very much as the A side was so special. Not a favourite but a thousand times better than the movie output from the mid 1960s.
ekravik wrote on January 19, 2010
One of my 69-favorites!
Steve V wrote on January 19, 2010
I like it. Elvis coming a long way from just the prior year when he was still singing songs like Five Sleepy Heads. Good arrangement, good song & vocal. This is the American studios sound all the way.
Great Dane wrote on January 19, 2010
Also one of my favorite!!
Andreas77 wrote on January 19, 2010
This is an excellent songs. It flows great and reveals a modern confident artist. The guitar is also perfect. Top 5 from American Studios!
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on January 19, 2010
One of his great songs of the 70s ...or should I say,late 60s.
JerryNodak wrote on January 19, 2010
Great song. Great arrangement. Elvis at his peak. This is my fave track on the 'Back In Memphis' album.
derekd wrote on January 19, 2010
Pure gold from Elvis, not since the early 60's had Elvis sounded so good and up to date. What a difference 18 months had made. The good times were back.
Puer Aeternus wrote on November 20, 2010
This is one of many fantastic songs from the 69' era. The time where once again as in the 50's the world screamed Elvis' name. Elvis' strong voice is showcased in this song, without the frills and convoluted musical arrangements of later ballads (which are still great). In this song, Elvis explains to a love ending. that she'll think of him when she's cold and lonely, she'll think of him until the day when she meets a stranger, and he'll be better to her than he was before. He effortlessly sings it with the maturity and power in his voice during that 69' era and on.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 09, 2011
Great performance. Elvis at his best. Shame that Radio stations didn't play this song, but then again when the "A" side of your new single is the amazing "Suspicious Minds". It's hard for the "B" side (You'll think of me) to capture the same radio airplay and excitement.. However it did work for "Hound Dog" and "Don't be Cruel".
TCB1974 wrote on July 09, 2011
Very good song and performance, definitely 4 stars from me. For whatever reason, it does not have the same appeal though for me as other songs from the Memphis recordings, such as Long black limousine, Kentucky rain, After loving you...
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 20, 2012
This is such a fantastic, underrated and overlooked song and it's a true gem too. I've never skipped this song while listening to any of the CD's that it's on. I rate this song and Elvis' rendition of it 5 Stars.
Blackhawk wrote on November 20, 2012
Great song, one of my all time favourites. I never get tired of listening to it and it still sounds contemporary. For some reason the line..." I know you followed me across that angry sea " is up there with any of his great phrasings. It is a well written line but the understated emotion and power from Elvis at that moment is incredible. I see that angry sea every time I hear the song. Great performance.
Gorse wrote on November 20, 2012
I more or less ignored this track when I bought the Suspicious Minds single but over the coming weeks realised it was a real gem. A perfect performance from Elvis on a song that is similar in structure to Thinking About You and just seem to grow and grow on one.
alanfalk wrote on November 20, 2012
5 star song and one of the many good songs from 69, I do think though that there had been a lot of great songs since 1966 also ; Indescribably Blue, I´ll Remember You, Edge of Reality, Stay Away, Going Home, Clean up Your Own Back Yard, Guitar Man, U.S.Male, Big Boss Man (and the entire How Great Thou Art), just to name a few. So I never bought into the "Elvis didn´t get back on track before the American Sound Studios sessions"- theory).
kink56 wrote on November 20, 2012
One of the best. I liked all the songs on Back In Memphis, but this is one of the standouts.
jb4elvis wrote on November 20, 2012
A great song which stands on its own. Arguably, the best "B" side Elvis recorded since the '50s.
john804 wrote on November 20, 2012
A give this one a zillion stars!
Lou A wrote on November 21, 2012
In my opinion one of the best songs from the Memphis sessions . Easy 5 stars. I love that electric sitar which also pops upon Stranger In My Home Town. And in my opinion alanfalk is 100% correct , and I would add All That I am , You'll Never Walk Alone , and a lot of others.
sugartummy wrote on July 07, 2013
Reggie Young plays electric sitar on this one. I really love this song and the unusual sound of it.
TheMemphisFan wrote on September 28, 2014
jb4elvis wrote - "Arguably, the best 'B' side Elvis recorded since the '50s." Yes, but two more great flipsides during the 1960s were "It Hurts Me" and "Hi-Heel Sneakers"... and "His Latest Flame/Little Sister" was sort of like a double-A-side single.
DerekH wrote on September 28, 2014
Yes, good 'b' side but not the best since the 50's. Remember Fame & fortune, Anything that's part of you, Just tell her Jim said hello, Never ending, Any day now. All good 'b' sides.
SNAgy wrote on October 06, 2018
Me and my nine year old son both love this song. He probably loves it because of the music. I sure love it because of how Elvis tells the story with that tender pain in his voice.
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