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Where Do You Come From

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Ruth Batchelor, Bob Roberts

Recorded: March 27, 1962, Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Released master is take 14.

Single:w/ "Return to Sender", 47-8100, October 2, 1962
Also re-released on Gold standard series, 447-0638, May 14, 1963.

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

1st LP release: Girls! Girls! Girls! - November 1962
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My Spin

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The ballad "Where Do You Come From" is a good choice for the B-side to one of Elvis' greatest pop tunes "Return to Sender". Songwriters Ruth Batchelor and Bob Roberts cranked out a mixed bag of both forgettable film tunes for Elvis, and decent ballads. Like a few of the other recordings on this soundtrack, Elvis and the musicians take mediocre material and elevate it to a respectable performance. "Where Do You Come From" isn't a classic but it holds up.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

A slow, swooning ballad about a mystical girl. Elvis eats theses songs up.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982

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"Where Do You Come From" Lyrics and Downloads

Where do you come from
Tell me who you are
Do you come from another world
Or from some distant star

Where do you come from
Are you what you seem
Are you real, are you standing there
Or is it just a dream

Tell me more about yourself
Do you feel the way I feel
Are you just a vision
Or are you really real

Where do you come from
Angel won't you say
Tell me all that there is to know
And tell me that you'll stay
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Yea! A Classic Early '60s Ballad

Nay! Back Where It Came From!

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