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Kentucky Rain – Elvis Presley

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Kentucky Rain” is a song written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard. It was first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969 and released as a single in 1970. The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

The song is a slow ballad about a man who is searching for his lost love. The lyrics are full of longing and regret, and the melody is both beautiful and haunting. Presley’s performance of the song is considered one of his best, and it helped to revitalize his career in the late 1960s.

Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley song

The song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Glen Campbell. However, Presley’s version remains the definitive one.

The connection between Elvis and Kentucky is that his grandfather, Jesse Presley, moved from Mississippi to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1943. Elvis visited Louisville three times during his career, and he even had a street named after him in the city.

Kentucky Rain” is a classic song that has stood the test of time. It is a beautiful and moving ballad that perfectly captures the pain of lost love. Elvis Presley’s performance of the song is one of the most memorable in his career, and it is sure to continue to be enjoyed by fans for many years to come.

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Here are the lyrics of the song: “Kentucky Rain”

Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don’t know why you’d run,
What you’re running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you homeSo I’m walking in the rain,
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky backroad
I’ve loved you much too long
And my love’s too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrongKentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead’s another town
That I’ll go walking thru
With the rain in my shoes,
Searchin for you
In the cold Kentucky rain,
In the cold Kentucky rainShowed your photograph
To some old gray bearded man
Sitting on a bench
Outside a gen’ral store
They said “Yes, she’s been here”
But their memory wasn’t clear
Was it yesterday,
No, wait the day before

So I fin’ly got a ride
With a preacher man who asked
“Where you bound on such a cold dark afternoon?”
As we drove on thru the rain
As he listened I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I’d find you

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