Beyond The Bend
Words & Music by Ben Weisman / Fred Wise / Dolores Fuller
Breeze sing a happy song
This heart of mine is singing right along
Don't know where I'm going
Don't know where it ends
Till the grass is greener, beyond the bend
I haven't got a care
I'm just on my way to anywhere
Pocketful of nothing, nothing I can spend
Hope the grass is greener, beyond the bend
Beyond the bend,
Perhaps there'll be somebody waiting who's right for me
So I got to move around
And I know I've got to cover ground
Oh the trip is shorter when you got a friend
Gotta find that rainbow beyond the bend
Beyond the bend, beyond the bend
Recorded: 1962/09/22, first released on It Happened At The World's Fair
From the movie It Happened At The World's Fair
August 6, Longtime girlfriend Anita Wood -- who has been staying at the Graceland mansion since Elvis' return from the Army -- overhears the singer talking to his father about the difficulty of choosing between Anita and Priscilla. She immediately returns to her hometown of Jackson, TN, telling the Memphis Press-Scimitar that Elvis is not ready to settle down. Read our Interview with Anita Wood for the full story.
August 30, 1962 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
September 22, 1962 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California
I'm Falling In Love Tonight PPA3 2719-08
They Remind Me Too Much Of You PPA3 2725-09
Cotton Candy Land PPA3 2720-05
A World Of Our Own PPA3 2721-01
How Would You Like To Be PPA3 2722-06
One Broken Heart For Sale (Movie Version) WPA5 2512-01
One Broken Heart For Sale PPA3 2724-05
Beyond The Bend PPA3 2723-04
Take Me To The Fair PPA3 2718-08
October 16, 1962 MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California
Take Me To The Fair (Movie Version) WPA5 2552
October 21, Girls Girls Girls opens nationwide.
November 29, Elvis returns to Memphis and is greeted with bad news: his first nationwide tour in three years has fallen through, the result of an inability for the Colonel and RCA to come to terms on the details.
The 43-date tour would have netted Elvis one million dollars.
December 19, Having apparently made his decision, Elvis meets Priscilla at his father's house in Memphis, where she has driven in from New York City with father Vernon and stepmother Dee. Priscilla is nervous, and Elvis prescribes some sleeping pills which leave her asleep for the better part of two days.
December 25, At a private Graceland Christmas party, Elvis presents Priscilla with a toy poodle, which she promptly names Honey. Her gift to Elvis is a wooden cigar box that plays his recent hit 'Surrender'.
December 31, After fireworks at Graceland, New Year's Eve 1962 is spent at another private party.
Held this time at Memphis' Manhattan Club.