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Help Me

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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Larry Gatlin

Recorded: December 12, 1973, Stax Studios, Memphis
Released master is take 1 ?.

Single:w/ "If You Talk In Your Sleep", APB0-0280, May 10, 1974

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#6 on Billboard country chart

1st LP release: Promised Land - January 1975
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My Spin

(Just my opinion. Give us yours!)

Larry Gatlin's take on devotional humility, "Help Me", became a top ten country hit for Elvis in 1974. More of a country song with religious lyrics than a true gospel song, but with Elvis at the helm and J.D. Sumner and the Stamps manning the sails, they manage to bring it close enough!

More to come later, meanwhile, check out the music and links!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"Help Me" is enhanced by the male backing group, and this religious medium uptempo song shows Presley's ability to blend with harmony singers.

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

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"Help Me" Links

"Help Me" Lyrics and Downloads

Lord Help me walk another mile, just one more mile
I'm tired of walkin' all alone
Lord Help me smile another smile, just one more smile
I know I just can't make it on my own

I never thought I needed help before
I thought that I could get by, by myself
Now I know I just can't take it any more
With a humble heart on bended knee
I'm beggin' you please Help Me

Come down from Your golden throne to me, to lowly me
I need to feel the touch of your tender hand
Remove the chains of darkness and let me see, Lord let me see
Just where I fit into your master plan

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What's YOUR Spin on "Help Me"?
Yea or Nay?

Yea! A Fine Gospel Hit!

Nay! Now I know I Just Can't Take It Any More!

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Elvis song reference books on Amazon!

Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
This is the definitive encyclopedia on Elvis' life details, as well as all the background and trivia you need for all the songs, movies, and TV appearances. Authors are Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius.
The subtitle of Ace Collins' book says it all: "The stories behind Elvis' #1 hits"!
"Elvis The #1 Hits: The Secret History of the Classics". Another self-explanatory book title. :)