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Elvis SongPedia: Doncha' Think It's Time

Doncha' Think It's Time




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Clyde Otis, Willie Dixon

Recorded: February 1, 1958, Radio Recorders, Hollywood
First attempted January 23, 1958, but final released version recorded Feb 1.
Released master spliced from takes 40, 47 and 48.

Single:w/ "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", 47-7240, April 1, 1958
Also released on 78rpm, 20-7240, April 1, 1959
Also re-released on Gold Standard Series, 447-0622, September 8, 1959

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#21 on Billboard's Hot 100

1st LP release: - December 1959
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My Spin

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Recorded at the same session as its flip side Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, "Doncha' Think It's Time" was recorded first, and it took Elvis a while to get into it, and 40 takes to get it right! (The only other song recorded, "Your Cheatin' Heart", wouldn't see the light of day for another seven years. This session was a bit of a mess!) The song starts off oddly with just the guitar lick and then the drums come in and the background singers ("aha-oop") and finally Elvis' vocals as the bouncy tempo kicks in. I've always thought of this one as a mediocre tune especially compared with the others on Gold Records Vol 2, but it's an interesting little curio on Elvis' '50s song list.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)



The result is almost a parody of Presley. After forty takes, someone should have decided it was time for something else.

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




One of the lesser R&B ballad/slow rockers from 1958, a slapping calypso beat with the Jordanaires and guitar work by Scotty and H.J. Timbrell.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982





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"Doncha' Think It's Time" Lyrics and Downloads

I've been yearning for a little romance
I wanna know when you gonna give me a chance
Kiss me honey, tell me your mine
Doncha' think it's time

I've been yearning for a sweet embrace
Rub my hair till I'm a total disgrace
Kiss me honey make my life divine
Doncha' think it's time

I don't wanna walk without you
Walkin' right by my side
It hurts me to see you talkin'
With the other guys

I get so warm when you touch my cheek
You thrill me so much that I can hardly speak
Love me honey tell me you're mine
Doncha' think it's time

I don't wanna walk without you
Walkin' right by my side
It hurts me to see you talkin'
With the other guys

I get so warm when you touch my cheek
You thrill me so much that I can hardly speak
Love me honey tell me you're mine
Doncha' think it's time
Doncha' think it's time
Doncha' think it's time
Doncha' think it's time
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