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There Goes My Everything

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Dallas Frazier

Recorded: June 8, 1970, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 3.

Single:w/ "I Really Don't Want To Know", 47-9960, December 1970
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0679, February 1972
Also released w/ "You'll Never Walk Alone", PB-13058, February 1982

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#9 on Billboard Country chart
#21 on Billboard Hot 100
#57 on Cash Box Top 100

1st LP release: Elvis Country - January 1971
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My Spin

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Elvis does an outstanding take on the country ballad "There Goes My Everything", one of many top-notch performances on the Elvis Country album. Although it made the top ten of the U.S. country charts, it became a #6 pop hit in Britain.

I'll write more later, but meanwhile, check out the music and links!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"There Goes My Everything", a country waltz, was a big hit for Engelbert Humperdinck in 1967; but this recording repeated Presley's success as of March 1971 when his version entered the charts. So far as the United Kingdom was concerned, where it reached number six, it was again a hit. Presley's breath control is amazing, as whole streches are sung with one breath; and the recording quality too is fine.

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

Former hits for Jack Greene (1966) and Engelbert Humperdinck (1967), a popular C&W ballad. Pleasant but unexceptional rendition, including a duet with one of the Imperials.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"There Goes My Everything" Lyrics and Downloads

There goes my only possession
There goes my everything

I hear footsteps slowly walking
As they gently walk across the lonely floor
And a voice is softly saying
Darling this will be goodbye forever more

There goes my reason for living
There goes the one of my dreams
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything

As my memory turns back the pages
I can see the happy years we've had before
Now the love that kept this ol' heart beating
Has been shattered by the closing of the door
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Yea! An Elvis Country Classic!

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