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Ask Me

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by:
Domenico Modugno (Italian song "Io")
Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye (English lyrics)

Recorded: May 27, 1963 (first recording) / January 12, 1964, RCA Studios, Nashville TN (released master)
Released master is take 10.

Single: w/ "Ain't That Loving You Baby", 47-8440, September, 1964 (Million Seller)
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0649, November 1965

Highest U.S. Charts Position:
#12 on Billboard Top 100

1st LP release: Elvis Gold Records, Volume 4 - February 1968
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My Spin

(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)
Like most of his 1960s ballads, Elvis does a fine job with "Ask Me", an English-language version of the Italian song "Io", written and originally recorded by Domenico Modugno.

I'll write some more about this ballad later, I promise, but for now, check out the links and stuff!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"Ask Me" has Floyd Cramer on organ, which adds a distinctive tone colour, but detracts from Presley's voice.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

Check out other Elvis fans' opinions on the Elvis News page for Ask Me

"Ask Me" Links

"Ask Me" Lyrics and Downloads

Ask me if I wanted to caress you
And I'd confess
Ask me if I'm longing to possess you
I'll answer yes

Now that we're together
I could hold you close forever
And I swear that I would never let you go

There's no question that I care more than you know
Love me darling, just be mine completely
And there's nothing I won't do if you
Just ask me

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Ask Me karaoke - Elvis PresleyAsk Me
Elvis Presley

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Your Spin!
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Yea! A Great Mid '60s Ballad!

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Elvis song reference books on Amazon!

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