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Tell Me Why

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Titus Iurner Elvis Presley Lyrics

Every time I look at someone new
Tell me why I think of you
Then you sometimes ask me by
You're playing with love
Darling tell me why

You left me all alone
To cry over you
My heart is torn and broken
There's nothing left to do

In my prayers, I'll mention you
When you're gone I feel so blue
Why can't I have all of you
Oh, somebody, please tell me why

Recorded: 1957/01/12, first released on single

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.)

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