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Hard Knocks

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Joy Byers Elvis Presley Lyrics

Some kids born with a silver spoon
I guess that I was born a little too soon

Hard knocks, all I ever knew was hard knocks
And I'm telling you, I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share

Some kids born as rich as a king
But I was born without a doggone thing

Hard knocks, all I ever knew was hard knocks
And I'm telling you, I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share

I walked a million miles I bet
Tired and hungry and cold and wet
I've heard that lonesome whistle blow
From New York City down to Mexico
Some kids born fancy free
Nobody never gave nothing to me but

Hard knocks, all I ever knew was hard knocks
And I'm telling you, I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share

I walked a million miles I bet
Tired and hungry and cold and wet
I've heard that lonesome whistle blow
From New York City down to Mexico
Some kids born fancy free
Nobody never gave nothing to me but

Hard knocks, all I ever knew was hard knocks
And I'm telling you, I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share
I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share
I said you'd better beware
'Cause I've had my share of hard knocks

Recorded: 1964/03/02, first released on Roustabout

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Roustabout Soundtrack CD

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Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie Roustabout

March 2, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Little Egypt RPA3 5270-15
Poison Ivy League RPA3 5272-07
Hard Knocks RPA3 5267-04
It's A Wonderful World RPA3 5268-13

March 3, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Big Love Big Heartache RPA3 5265-17
One Track Heart RPA3 5271-05
I'm A Roustabout (Roustabout No. 2) ____-NA
It's Carnival Time (Track) ____-02
It's Carnival Time (Movie Version) ____-NA
It's Carnival Time (Vocal Overdub) RPA3 5269-09
Carny Town RPA3 5266-09
There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon RPA3 5274-05
Wheels On My Heels RPA3 5275-07
Little Egypt (Remake) WPA5 2553-21
Little Egypt (Movie Version - Composite) ____-SP

April 29, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Roustabout (Track) ____-11

May 14, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Roustabout (Vocal Overdub) RPA3 5273-17

March 6, Kissin' Cousins opens nationally. One of the poorest quality films of his career, it still quickly hits number eleven at the box office, then quickly falls, and the album goes top ten.

May 17, Viva Las Vegas opens nationally and goes to number eight at the box office

It's one of the better Elvis movies of this period, and the songs are better as well.

November 11, Roustabout opens nationally and hits number eight at the box office. The soundtrack goes to number one on the Billboard pop album chart as it represents some of the best Elvis movie music in a while.

December 25, Elvis and Priscilla spend Christmas at Graceland.

December 31, Elvis rents out the Memphian for New Years Eve.

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Roustabout Soundtrack CD

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