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I Want to Be Free

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Elvis Presley Lyrics

There's no joy in my heart,
only sorrow
And I'm sad
as a man can be
I sit alone in the darkness
of my lonely room
And this room
is a prison to me

I look at window
and what to I see
I see a bird
way up in the tree
I want to be free free
Free - ee - ee - ee
I want to be free
like the bird in the tree

What good are my eyes,
they can't see you
And my arms,
they can't hold so tight
I have two lips
that are yearning,
but they're no good to me
Cause I know I can't kiss you tonight

I look at window
and what to I see
I see a bird
way up in the tree
I want to be free free
Free - ee - ee - ee
I want to be free
like the bird in the tree
I want to be free
like the bird in the tree

Recorded: 1957/05/03, first released on EP

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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.

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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.

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30 August. Spokane, WA. Memorial Stadium
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1 September. Tacoma, WA. Lincoln Bowl (mat) Elvis Presley Photos
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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

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