Doin' the Best I Can
Elvis Presley Lyrics


I gave my heart
I gave my love
Oh ho, my darling
I am true
Doin' the best
The best I can
But it's not good enough for you

I tried so hard
So hard to please
Oh ho, my darling
What more can I do
Doin' the best
The best I can
But it's not good enough for you

You know I was the kind who'd run
Any time you'd call
I guess I was the only one
Who didn't mind at all
I'll be a dreamer
I'll be a fool
Oh ho, my darling
My whole life through
Doin' the best
The best I can
But it's not good enough for you

You know I was the kind who'd run
Any time you'd call
I guess I was the only one
Who didn't mind at all
I'll be a dreamer
I'll be a fool
Oh ho, my darling
My whole life through
Doin' the best
The best I can
But it's not good enough for you
But it's not good enough for you

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: DOC POMUS, MORT SHUMAN

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angel cat

This has to be one of the greatest, beautiful songs ever! Elvis!!

Patrick Wall

There has been a tendency to dismiss the film songs Elvis did and this proves that many are very underrated. This is probably the best song from 1960's "GI Blues" and Elvis' bluesy vocal here draws from a combination of influences notably the Ink Spots, Moon Mullican and the Platters among others as well as being 100% Elvis. Note the refrain is very like how Bill Kenny of the Inkspots sang but done in an Elvis way. Elvis in any given song can recall his inspirations but also mould them together in a way that is uniquely Elvis. This song should also have been on either "Elvis is Back" or "Something for Everyone" because it is so strong. One of the best.

xithman63

The vocals on this song is what always stuck out to me and why I love it. I also thought of the Ink Spots.

matsumoto9649

Love this! This song reminds me of my good old days full of my dreams. Thank you so much!!!

Quaggsin

Perfect vocal control! Everything about it, the articulation, the pitch, the vibrato. Such a simple song but Elvis voice alone takes it to the next level.

Elenice Castro

@Classic...Parabéns pelo lindo vídeo Perfeito Ameeei
🎆🕺🎆ELVIS FOREVER👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Judy Armstrong

I had forgotten about this beautiful song, so pretty.

josee jaja

Beautiful, always loved that song. Thanks for sharing. God bless

Dorothy Braberry

I love dis song so much especially d lyrics reminds me of d good old days 👍😊

Living Stones Jim Sommerville

Love this song...GI Blues....🎶🎶

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