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Lyr Req: Soldier Boy (Elvis Presley, et al.)

GUEST 05 Dec 00 - 06:15 PM
The Shambles 06 Dec 00 - 04:56 PM
Joe Offer 06 Dec 00 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 07 Dec 00 - 04:26 AM
LR Mole 07 Dec 00 - 08:59 AM
Joe Offer 07 Dec 00 - 05:19 PM
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Jim Dixon 03 Jan 11 - 04:23 PM
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Subject: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 06:15 PM

I've been looking a couple of days, but all I can find is The Shirelles version, the Elvis cover, and a bunch of punk-style remakes.

This version would be older than The Shirelles. My godmother remembers it from the '50s on jukeboxes. Some sample lyrics were "it was written in the blues that I was meant for you" or something to that effect. She gave me more lyrics, but I just knew it would show up right away. :-\ And it's supposed to be a "beautiful" song, you know, more bluesy/jazzy than rock-n-rolly; soft, basically.

Honestly, I can find no proof that this song exists, but she was pretty adamant about it. If anybody has any ideas about a song that might match the criteria I would appreciate them.

Thanks.

Criteria: 1) performed by Sarah Vaughn (or Vaughan, whatever) 2) something to do with soldiers/war/etc (I assume) 3) played in the 1950's (on jukeboxes at least) 4) lyrics include something to the effect of "...written in the blues...I was meant for you..." 5) soft, slow style (possibly)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: The Shambles
Date: 06 Dec 00 - 04:56 PM

Does anyone know?


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Subject: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughan
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Dec 00 - 05:01 PM

I looked and looked for this one, and didn't come up with anything. I checked most of the discography at this Sarah Vaughan Site (click), and had no luck. The only thing that comes up is the Shirelles song, and I didn't find a Vaughan recording of it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 04:26 AM

If it really is by the Divine Sarah I can't believe it's the same song as the Shirelles one, which I do remember. It doesn't sound like SV's sort of thing. I've not got anything by SV that sounds as if it could be this. If it isn't in Joe's song books it probably doesn't exist!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: LR Mole
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 08:59 AM

Oh, it does, too. Elvis covered it (or did it first for all I know) on "Elvis is Back", the first thing he cut after coming out of the service. Also "Fever", which we associate with Peggy Lee. I believe the Jordanaires sang backup. Some good blues on there,as well. The Colonel must have been out of town. (This may be more helpful than my first suggestion, which was, "Soldier Boy by Sara Vaughan, doo-dah, doo-dah...")


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOLDIER BOY (Jones/Williams)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 05:19 PM

Elvis recorded it? Why didn't you say so? I found the lyrics at The Elvex Pages
-Joe Offer-

Soldier Boy

(Words & music by David P. Jones - Theodore Williams, Jr.)

Soldier boy why feel blue
Don't you believe that she will be true
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

Soldier boy tell me why do you cry
When you return she'll rush to your side
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say "I do"
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
She'll be there to say "I do"
And if you go o'er sea or land
She'll make you understand

While you're gone oh try to believe
Her love for you is really for real
It's written in the book
That she was meant for only you


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 05:21 PM

Well, the original post says the Elvis cover is not the song, but it sure seems to fit the other criteria.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Soldier Boy by Sarah Vaughn
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 04:23 PM

Turns out, it was Ella Fitzgerald, not Sarah Vaughan, that sang this song called SOLDIER BOY (Jones/Williams). It's on her album "1954-1955."

From a sample:

...I'll rush to your side
It's written in the blue
That I was meant for only you

So prove your love is true
I'll be there...


[Elvis' version must have changed some of the words for gender reasons.]


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