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KING CREOLE (Soundtrack) Songs from the film "King Creole" (1958) Starring Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau and Dolores Hart ********** TURTLES, BERRIES AND GUMBO Written by Al Wood & Kay Twomey Performed by 3 Street Vendors ********** CRAWFISH Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman Performed by Elvis Presley and Kitty White KITTY: Crawfish, Crawfish Fresh and ready to cook ELVIS: Crawfish KITTY: Crawfish ELVIS: Well I went to the bayou just last night There was no moon, but the stars were bright Put a big long hook on a big long pole And I pulled Mr. Crawfish out of his hole ELVIS: Crawfish KITTY: Crawfish BOTH: See I got 'em, see the size Stripped and cleaned before your eyes Sweet meat look Fresh and ready to cook ELVIS: Crawfish KITTY: Crawfish ELVIS: Now take Mr. Crawfish in your hand He's gonna look good in your frying pan If you fry him crisp or you boil him right He'll be sweeter than sugar with every bite ELVIS: Crawfish KITTY: Crawfish BOTH: See I got him, see the size Stripped and cleaned before your eyes Sweet meat look Fresh and ready to cook ELVIS: Crawfish KITTY: Crawfish KITTY: See I got 'em, see the size Stripped and cleaned........FADE ********** STEADFAST, LOYAL AND TRUE Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller Performed by Elvis Presley Farewell Royal High School We'll remember you Dear alma mater We're steadfast, loyal and true As we go onward In the lives we lead Your light will guide us Your motto is our creed We will look back fondly At your ivy walls Recalling precious moments Within your hallowed halls Farewell Royal High School We'll remember you Dear alma mater We're steadfast, loyal and true ********** LOVER DOLL Written by Sid Wayne & Abner Silver Performed by Elvis Presley Lover doll, oh, lover doll Lover doll, lover doll Youre the cutest lover doll That I ever did ever see Let me tell you lover doll You were meant, just meant for me >From the first time that I saw you How I fell for your cuddly charms Lover doll I'm crazy for you Let me rock you in my arms Im so glad I found you Never thought dollies came full grown I'm gonna tie a ribbon around you Wrap you up and a-take you home I would never treat you badly Like a cast away broken toy Lover doll I love you madly Let me be your lover boy I'm so glad I found you Never thought dollies came full grown I'm gonna tie a ribbon around you Wrap you up and a-take you home I would never treat you badly Like a cast away broken toy Lover doll I love you madly Let me be your lover boy Lover doll, lover doll Lover doll, lover doll Lover doll, lover doll Let me be your lover boy Lover doll, lover doll Lover doll, lover doll Lover doll, lover doll Let me be your lover boy Let me be your lover boy Let me be your lover boy ********** TROUBLE Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller Performed by Elvis Presley If you're looking for trouble You came to the right place If you're looking for trouble Just look right in my face I was born standin' up And talkin' back My daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack Because I'm evil, my middle name is misery, yeah, yeah Well I'm evil, so don't you mess around with me I've never looked for trouble But I've never ran I don't take no orders >From no kind o' man I'm only made out of Flesh, blood and bone But if you're gonna start a rumble Don't you try it on alone Because I'm evil, my middle name is misery, yeah Well I'm evil, so don't you mess around with me I'm evil, evil, evil as can be I'm evil, evil, evil as can be So don't mess around, don't mess around, don't mess around with me I'm evil, I'm evil, evil, evil So don't mess around, don't mess around with me I'm evil, I tell you I'm evil So don't mess around with me Yeah! ********** BANANAS Performed by Liliane Montevecchi Bananas Anybody want bananas Ripe and ready this banana Come and pick it off a tree, oui Ah, honey If you feel your heart go reeling When you see banana peeling Then be sure you are fini, mais oui ********** DIXIELAND ROCK Written by Claude Demetrius & Fred Wise Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires Well down in New Orleans at the Golden Goose I grabbed a green-eyed dolly that was on the loose Well I dig that music, but she sent me too I said pretty baby come on and lets do The Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Well the Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Let your hair down sugar, shake it free And do the Dixieland Rock with me With the blue light shining on her swinging hips She got the drummer so nervous that he lost his sticks The cornet player hit a note thats flat The tromboner hit him while the poor cat sat Do the Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Well the Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Let your hair down sugar, shake it free And do the Dixieland Rock with me, hah-hah-hah-hah (Instrumental Break) I was all pooped out and when the clock struck four But she said no daddy cant leave the floor She wore a clinging dress that fit so tight She couldnt sit down, so we danced all night To the Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Well the Dixieland Rock (Dixieland Rock) Let your hair down sugar, shake it free And do the Dixieland Rock with me (Yeah, yeah, yeah) Let your hair dance sugar, shake it free And do the Dixieland Rock with me (Dixeland, Dixieland, Dixieland Rock, Dixieland Rock)) ********** YOUNG DREAMS Written by Schroeder & Martin Kalmanoff Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires (Young dreams of love, young dreams of love) Young dreams (Young dreams, young dreams) My heart is filled with young dreams (dreams) And I'm longing to Share them all with you In my eyes (my eyes, my eyes) Oh, can't you see in my eyes (his eyes) That you're the only one who Can make my young dreams come true I have young arms (Arms) That wanna hold you (hold you) Hold you oh so tight I have young lips (lips) That want to kiss you (kiss you) Kiss you morning noon and night Take my hand (my hand, my hand) Oh, darlin' take my hand (take hand) And let me make you a part Of all my young dreams of love I have young arms That wanna hold you Hold you oh so tight I have young lips That want to kiss you Kiss you morning noon and night Take my hand (my hand, my hand) Oh darling take my hand (take hand), oh-oh-oh-oh And let me make you a part (Let me make you a part) Of all my young dreams of love A part of all of my young dreams of love (Young dreams of love, young dreams of love, yeah!) *********** NEW ORLEANS Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C Bennett Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires (You'll never know) You'll never know (What heaven means) What heaven means Until you've been down to New Orleans (New Orleans) You aint been livin' till you cuddle and coo (Ooh) A-with a black-eyed baby by the old bayou (You've never seen) You've never seen (Cupid doll queens) You've never seen those cupid doll queens Like they got 'em in New Orleans (New Orleans) Ah-ooh, they love you like no one can (Aagghhh!) It makes you awful glad that you were born a man An' if-if-if you aint been there (Been there) Man, you aint been nowhere (Nowhere) The livin's lazy and the lovin's fine (It's so fine) If you feel low down (Low down) So help me, Hannah (Hannah) You sure to lose the blues in Lousi-ousi-ousi-ana (So, get the lead) Get the lead (Out o' your jeans) Get the lead out o' your jeans And hot foot it down, hot foot down to where New Orleans (New Orleans) Louisiana baby tells you stay awhile (Yeah) Live it up (Yeah), love it up (Yeah), Southern style Way down in New (Down in New), New Orleans ********** HARD HEADED WOMAN Written by Claude Demetrius Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires A-well a hard headed woman, a soft hearted man Been the cause of trouble ever since the world began Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man, ah-hah-hoo Well Adam told Eve "Listen here to me Dont you let me catch you messin' round that apple tree" Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man Now Samson told Delilah loud and clear "A-keep your cotton pickin fingers out my curly hair" Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man, ah-hah-hoo I heard about a king who was doin' swell Till he started playin' with that evil Jezebel Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man Ah-hah-hoo, ah-hah-hoo, ah-hah-hoo, ah-hah-hoo, ah-hah-hoo ah-hah-hoo, ah-hah-hoo I got a woman, a head like a rock If she ever went away, I'd cry around the clock Oh yeah (Oh yeah), ever since the world began, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man, ah-hah-hoo A hard headed woman been a thorn in the side o' man Ah-hah-hoo! ********** KING CREOLE Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires (King Creole.............Go!) Theres a man in New Orleans who plays a-rock and roll He's a guitar man with a great big soul He lays down a beat like a ton of coal He goes by the name of King Creole You know hes gone, gone, gone Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah You know hes gone, gone, gone That-a hip shakin' King Creole (King Creole, King Creole) When the King starts to do it, its as good as done He holds his guitar like a tommy gun He starts to growl from way down his throat He bends a string and thats all she wrote You know hes gone, gone, gone Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah You know hes gone, gone, gone That-a hip shakin' King Creole (King Creole, King Creole) He sings a song about a crawdad hole He sings a song about a jelly roll He sings a song about pork and greens He wails some blues 'bout New Orleans You know hes gone, gone, gone Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole You know hes gone, gone, gone That-a hip shakin' King Creole (King Creole, King Creole) (Instrumental Break) (Yeah!) He plays somethin' evil, then he plays somethin' sweet No matter what he plays, you got to get up on your feet And when he gets the rockin fever, baby, heaven sakes He dont stop playin' till his guitar breaks You know hes gone, gone, gone Jumpin' like a catfish on a pole, yeah You know hes gone, gone, gone That-a hip shakin' king creole (King Creole, yeah go!) You know hes gone, gone, gone Hip shakin' King Creole (Creole, Creole, Creole, Creole) ********** DON'T ASK ME WHY Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires I'll go on loving you (Loving you) Don't ask me why (Don't ask me why) Don't know what else to do Don't ask me why How sad my heart would be (Heart would be) If you should go (If you should go) Though you're not good for me I want you so It's not the kind Of love I dream about But it's the kind That I can't live without You're all I'm longing for (Longing for) Don't say goodbye (Don't say goodbye) I need you more and more Don't ask me why I need you more and more Don't ask me why (Don't ask me why) ********** AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU Written by Fred Wise and Ben Weisman Performed by Elvis Presley Let the stars fade and fall And I wont care at all As long as I have you Every kiss brings a thrill And I know that it will As long as I have you Lets think of the future, forget the past Youre not my first love, but you're my last Take the love that I bring Then I'll have everything As long as I have you Lets think of the future, forget the past Youre not my first love, but youre my last Take the love that I bring Then I'll have everything As long as I have you As long, as long as I have you (As long as I have you) ********** DANNY (Recorded for, but not used in the film) Performed by Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires (Danny is my name, oh-oh-oh yes) My name should be trouble My name should be woe For trouble and heartache Is all that I know Oh-oh-oh, Danny Yes, Danny is my name (Oh-oh-oh, yes, oh-oh-oh, yes) My life has been empty My heart has been torn It must have been raining, oh yes The night I was born Oh-oh-oh, Danny Oh-oh-oh Danny is my name (Danny is my name, oh-oh-oh yes) Im so afraid of tomorrow (Of tomorrow) So tired of today (Tired of today) They say that love is the answer But love never came my way I'm writing a letter To someone unknown So if you should find it, oh yes And if youre alone Oh-oh-oh Danny Yes, Danny is my name (Oh-oh-oh, yes) Oh-oh-oh Danny Yes, Danny is my name Oh-oh-oh-oh ************ All songs transcribed and/or verified by Mel Priddle - October 2007) ********** (Contributed by - October 2007)

    


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