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Elvis SongPedia: Long-Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)

Long-Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)




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Basic Stats

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Written by: J. Leslie McFarland, Winfield Scott

Recorded: Backing track on June 29, 1966, Radio Recorders, Hollywood.
Elvis' vocals recorded on June 30, 1966, MGM Studios Recording Stage, Hollywood
Released master is take 5.

Single:w/ "That's Someone You Never Forget", 47-9115, April 28, 1967
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0660, July 15, 1969

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#63 on Billboard's Hot 100
#35 on Cash Box Top 100

1st LP release: - June 1967

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My Spin

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With a title like "Long-Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)", you know this isn't going to be a serious ode to love (or anything else!). Although it may not have fared well in competition with the counter-culture music of the Summer of Love, it certainly holds up well for newer Elvis fans discovering it a generation or two after the fact... like me. To many this may be a silly throwaway, but to those of us becoming fans in the '70s (and beyond), the hard-edged sound of "Long-Legged Girl" was a standout from other Elvis movie songs on the budget RCA Camden albums, and there's no denying it's a standout on the Double Trouble soundtrack. From the moment Elvis shouts out that first "All right!", to the closing bars, it's one wild ride, and it's over way too soon! At 1:26, it's the shortest Elvis single ever to make the charts.


Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


"Long-Legged Girl" begins in fierce stomping manner; it is well done, but lacks originality.

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




From Double Trouble, 1967, a short rocker with crisp lyrics and clever vocals by the Jords, bringing back memories of the good ole days at RCA.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"Long-Legged Girl" Lyrics

All right
I've been thumbin' rides travellin' light
Walked the streets till past midnight
Trampin' roads, trails and lanes
Scaling cliffs fields and plains
Searchin' till the early dawn
For that long legged girl with the short dress on

Riding trucks, bikes and skis
Sailing lakes and brooks and seas
Driving wagons, cars and jeeps
Walking stilts in ten foot leaps
Searchin' till the early dawn
For that long legged girl with the short dress on

And everywhere I go she's been and gone

She's fine, it's just too bad she's the travellin' kind
So fine, I just can't rest till I make her mine
I've been from Maine to Tennessee, Mexico from Wahkiki
Rain or shine, sleet or snow
Searchin' high, searchin' low
Everything depends upon
That long legged girl with the short dress on

She's fine, it's just too bad she's the travellin' kind
So fine, I just can't rest till I make her mine
I've been from Maine to Tennessee, Mexico from Wahkiki
Rain or shine, sleet or snow
Searchin' high, searchin' low
Everything depends upon
That long legged girl with the short dress on
The long legged girl with the short dress on
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