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Elvis SongPedia: Pledging My Love

Pledging My Love




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Ferdinand Washington, Don Robey

Recorded: October 30, 1976, Graceland, Memphis
Released master is take 6.

Single:w/ "Way Down", PB-10998, June 6, 1977
Also released as Disc Jockey promotional release, JB-10998, June, 1977.
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, GB-11504, May 1979

RIAA Certified: Platinum (as of 07/15/1999)

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#10 on Billboard's Hot 100
#1 on Billboard's Country Chart

1st LP release: - July 19, 1977
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My Spin

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Elvis tackled the old Johnny Ace hit "Pledging My Love" in his late '76 "Jungle Room sessions" at Graceland, his very last batch of studio recordings. The arrangement is pretty much straight-forward doo-wop updated for the '70s, with a faster tempo than the original, and Elvis delivering passable but lackluster vocals. Still, this is one of my faves from the Graceland sessions.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)



"Pledging My Love" is another curiosity: at least twenty years out of date, this slow, rocking ballad, with its heavy dragging triplets, is musically nothing.

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




A ballad with a beat, 1950s style. A nostalgic piece, soulfully done.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982





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"Pledging My Love" Lyrics and Downloads

Forever my darling our love will be true
Always and forever I'll love only you

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn

My heart's at your command dear
To keep, love and to hold
Making you happy's my desire
Keeping you is my goal

I'll forever love you
for the rest of my days
I'll never part from you
or your loving ways

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn

My heart's at your command dear
To keep, love and to hold
Making you happy's my desire
Loving you is my goal

I'll forever love you
for the rest of my days
I'll never part from you
or your loving ways

Just promise me darling
Your love in return
May this fire in my soul dear
Forever burn
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