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Don't Leave Me Now

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Aaron Schroeder / Ben Weisman Elvis Presley Lyrics

Ben Weisman: 'For my next assignment, I received a script called Jailhouse Rock for a new movie that Hal Wallis was going to produce at Paramount, starring Elvis. I soon found out that other writers under contract to my publisher had received the same script. The competition was fierce!

'After my collaborators and I completed the songs, we submitted them to Freddy Bienstock [now the head of a mega-publishing empire], who was in charge of selecting the ones to be sent to Hollywood, where they would be screened for Elvis. 'There were many songs competing for each scene. Finally I got the call from Freddie saying, 'Good News', Don't Leave Me Now is in!'

January 8, 1957 - Elvis celebrates his twenty-second birthday at home with his parents.

The Memphis Draft Board announces at a press conference that Elvis Presley will be classified 1A, meaning he will most likely be drafted in the next six to eight months.

While at home Elvis stips by to see Dixie Locke, who has recently married.

January 12, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

I Believe H2WB 0253-09
Tell Me Why H2WB 0254-05
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do H2WB 0255-09
All Shook Up H2WB 0256-10

January 13, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Mean Woman Blues H2WB 0257-14
Peace In The Valley H2WB 0258-09
I Beg Of You (Alternate Master) H2WB 0259-12
That's When Your Heartaches Begin H2WB 0260-SP
Take My Hand Precious Lord H2WB 0261-14

January 15, 1957 Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, CA

(Let's Have A) Party (Alternate Master - Movie Version) SPA5 2868-07
Lonesome Cowboy H2WB 2194-SP

January 16, 1957 Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, CA

Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Alternate Master) HRA1 8674-17
Teddy Bear H2WB 2193-13

January 18, 1957 Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, CA

One Night Of Sin NPA5 5820-NA
Blueberry Hill WPA5 2589-02
Hot Dog H2WB 2196-17
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do (Finale) WPA5 2587-13

January 19, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) H2WB 0282-13
Blueberry Hill H2WB 0283-09
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You H2WB 0284-15
Is It So Strange? H2WB 0285-12

January 21, 1957 Paramount Sound Stage - Hollywood, California

(Let's Have A) Party H2WB 2195-11
Mean Woman Blues (Alternate Intro Version) SPA5 2870-07
Mean Woman Blues (Movie Version Composite) SPA5 2870-SP

February 14, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Loving You (Farm Version 3) WPA5 2538-12
Loving You (Main Version 2) WPA5 2539-21

February 23, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Don't Leave Me Now H2WB 0414-29
I Beg Of You H2WB 0259-34
One Night H2WB 0415-10
True Love H2WB 0416-20
I Need You So H2WB 0417-08

February 24, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Loving You H2WB 0418-04
When It Rains It Really Pours H2WB 0419-08

March is a busy month for Elvis. He finishes the movie 'Loving You'.

On Saturday, March 17, 1957, a day after they returned to Memphis, Elvis' mother and father called real estate agent Virginia Grant to see what she had to offer. Grant wasted no time. That day she showed them two properties, leaving Graceland to last. By 6 p.m. she had accepted a $1,000 deposit from the Presleys and drawn up a provisional sales contract detailing the terms of sale, including an asking price of $90,000.

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 22-year-old Elvis, accompanied by his parents, met Grant at Graceland.

Elvis surveyed the property for a few minutes, then baptized the house by playing some Rock & Roll at a piano.

Elvis decides to buy Graceland after seeing it once. Elvis, Vernon and Gladys Presley signed the sales contract on the spot as purchasers, and a closing date was set for Tuesday, March 26, at 4:30 p.m.

(Vernon and Gladys moved in on this date while Elvis was on tour.)

Articles about Elvis Presley Elvis Presley, Leiber & Stoller and Jailhouse Rock
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April 30, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Jailhouse Rock H2WB 6779-06
Jailhouse Rock (Movie Version) H2WB 6780-SP
Treat Me Nice (First Movie Version) HRA1 8681-19
Young And Beautiful H2WB 6777-22

May 3, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Treat Me Nice (Second Movie Version) H2WB 6778-SP
I Want To Be Free (Composite Record Version) H2WB 6781-SP
Baby I Don't Care (First Vocal Overdub) HRA1 8683-01
Don't Leave Me Now (Elvis' Piano Version) WPA5 2600-02
Don't Leave Me Now(Hit Record Version) HRA1 8684-21

May 8, 1957 MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California

Baby I Don't Care (Second Vocal Overdub) H2WB 6782-06

May 9, 1957 MGM Sound Stage - Hollywood, California

Don't Leave Me Now H2WB 6783-12

Mid-August 1957 : Elvis traded his three-wheel custom-built Messerschmitt Elvis Presley Photos for a two-and-a-half hour shopping spree at Lansky Brothers' clothing store on Beale Street in Memphis.

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Elvis Talks about Deal with Bernard Lansky Pop Up Window

Elvis arrived at the station with his parents, Anita, and his male friends, George Klein, Cliff Cleaves and Lamar Fike
Elvis arrived at the station with his parents, Anita, and his friends, George Klein, Cliff Cleaves and Lamar Fike
 
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley
Making no secret of their affection for each other, Elvis and Anita Wood look into each others eyes like any other lovers bidding farewell
 
Anita Wood and Elvis Presley
'Ooooh', murmured the 25 or so teenagers standing by when their idol, Elvis, kissed his 'number one' girl, Anita Wood, before boarding the train.

August 27, Before boarding an 11 o'clock train at Central Station, Elvis Presley told a small crowd gathered to see him off 'Anita is number one with me – strictly tops,' Elvis beamed, meaning the pert and pretty blond Anita Wood standing beside him. Anita, a WHBQ-TV star, was one of two winners of the Mid-South Star Hunt last Thursday. Elvis and three traveling companions left for the Pacific northwest for personal appearance tour.

About 25 young fans were on hand for his unannounced departure at 11 p.m. As the train lurched forward and Elvis waved, three small girls who had pushed to the front of the crowd began crying. 'I'll Just Die!' One squealed: 'three whole weeks – I can't stand it – I'll just die!' (Elvis will be back in three weeks before going to Tupelo, Miss. for a benefit show).

Elvis arrived at the station with his parents, Anita, and his male friends, George Klein, Cliff Cleaves and Lamar Fike, in the Presleys' black Cadillac. 'Uncle' and Mrs. Travis Smith followed in their car.

Elvis strode into the station with Anita on one arm. When the waiting fans spotted them, Central Station's marble halls echoed with screams and shrieks.

Elvis wore a light blue sport coat and navy blue slacks.

Anita looked chic in a black dress with white lace collar.

Elvis embraced his mother several times and she reminded him to 'Be good, son' as he boarded the train. 'Take care of yourself, boy', said Mr. Presley. Mrs. Presley said she 'worries about Elvis' when he goes on trips.

Elvis kissed Anita twice for photographers (and about five times for himself) before hopping aboard. As the train moved away, Anita burst into tears and Mrs. Presley put her arm around her. The Presley's and Anita walked arm in arm out of the station to the Cadillac again, with Uncle Travis following.

West Coast Tour. Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

30 August. Spokane, WA. Memorial Stadium
31 August. Vancouver, Canada. Empire Stadium Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Vancouver Press Conference Pop Up Window August 31, 1957 (20:04)

1 September. Tacoma, WA. Lincoln Bowl (mat) Elvis Presley Photos
1 September. Seattle, WA. Sick's Stadium (eve) Elvis Presley Photos
2 September. Portland, OR. Multnomah Stadium

September 5, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Treat Me Nice H2PB 5523-15
Blue Christmas H2PB 5525-03

September 6, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

My Wish Came True H2PB 5524-28
White Christmas H2PB 5526-09
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) H2PB 5527-02
Silent Night H2PB 5528-09
Don't H2PB 5529-07

September 7, 1957 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

O Little Town Of Bethlehem H2PB 5530-04
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) H2PB 5531-09
Santa Claus Is Back In Town H2PB 5532-07
I'll Be Home For Christmas H2PB 5533-15

Don't Leave Me Now

Don't leave me now
Now that I need you
How blue and lonely I'd be
If you should say we're through

Don't break my heart
This heart that loves you
They'll just be nothing for me
If you should leave me now

What good is dreamin'
If I must dream all alone by myself
Without you darling
My arms would gather dust

Come to these arms
These arms that need you
Don't close your eyes to my plea
Don't leave me now

Recorded: 1957/02/23, first released on Loving You

Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie Jailhouse Rock

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Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender CD

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