Milkcow Blues Boogie
Elvis Presley Lyrics


Well, I woke up this morning
And I looked out the door
I can tell that old milk cow
By the way she lowed

Hold it fellows, that don't move me
Let's get real, real gone for a change

Well, I woke up this morning
And I looked out the door
I can tell that, that old milk cow
I can tell the way she lowed

Well, if you've seen my milk cow
Please ride her on home
I ain't had no milk or butter
Since that cow's been gone

Well, I tried to treat you right
Day by day
Get out your little prayer book
Get down on your knees and pray

For you're gonna need
You're gonna need
Your loving daddy's help someday
Well, you're gonna be sorry
For treating me this way

Well, believe me, don't that sun
Look good going down?
Well, believe me, don't that sun
Look good going down?
But, don't that old moon look lonesome
When your baby's not around

Well, I tried everything to
Get along with you
I'm gonna tell you what I'm going do
I'm gonna quit my crying
I'm gonna leave you alone
If you don't believe I'm leaving
You can count the days I'm gone

I'm gonna leave
You're gonna need your
Loving daddy's help someday
Well, you're gonna be sorry
You treated me this way

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Written by: KOKOMO ARNOLD

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Aaron MU

Well, I woke up this morning
And I looked out the door
I can tell that old milk cow
By the way she lowed

Hold it, fellows, that don't move me
Let's get real, real gone for a change

Well, I woke up this morning
And I looked out the door
I can tell that that old milk cow
I can tell the way she lowed

Well, if you've seen my milk cow
Please, ride her on home
I ain't had no milk or butter
Since that cow's been gone

Well, I tried to treat you right
Day by day
Get out your little prayer book
Get down on your knees and pray

For you're gonna need
You're gonna need your loving daddy's help someday
Well, then you're gonna be sorry
For treating me this way
(Oh let's milk it)

Well, believe me, don't that sun
Look good going down?
Well, believe me, don't that sun
Look good going down?
Well, don't that old moon look lonesome
When your baby's not around

Well, I tried everything to get along with you
I'm gonna tell you what I'm going do
I'm gonna quit my crying
I'm gonna leave you alone
If you don't believe I'm leaving
You can count the days I'm gone

I'm gonna leave
You're gonna need your loving daddy's help someday
Well, you're gonna be sorry
You treated me this way



an Y

Young Elvis, raw, ready, raunchy, and rebel rousing all at the same time wow just wow.

You can almost here his body gyrating here haha, he ain't holding back with this he's feeling every beat, those knees are a knocking and those feet a tapping, and lets just say the rest of him ain't keeping still either haha.

Elvis had a tremendous vocal range even at such a young age, he's got his growl, yelp and whine well tuned here, the bluesy rhythm rippling through his veins, he,s mean and moody singing from his gut.

Elvis with Scotty Bill and DJ from the Sun days, before fame ate him up and spat him out.

I never knew that The Col was the one split hem up, I heard Scotty say it in an interview.

Col was not the right manager for Elvis, he stifled his musical and artistic talents, he used him as a commodity, very sad. Elvis had no control over his own destiny, just listen to this recording, does that sound a performer who wants constraints on him, I don't think so.

Elvis had so much more to give and was never given the opportunity, very sad.



Gooneress

@T Adams "The racism remark is so tiring."
I guess it is to those who will never experience it and then refuse to realise how pervasive it was back then (or remains now). Why do you think Pat Boone covers of Little Richard's records, for example, were played on mainstream white radio stations rather than the Little Richard originals? Because the Boone covers were so damn good? No. Because of racism.
Every Black entertainer at that time had to work harder than their white counterparts to break into the big time because of the racism which permeated every part of society - that's just a fact. Sorry if it tires you - just be grateful you don't have to experience it.

As for writing songs, it wasn't how the greats were judged back then but it is now and that's why it's the one spot on Elvis' perfect canvas. What's more, it actually hurt him in the long run; had he written his own hits, he could've potentially had better material during the movie years or into the 1970s. Having said that, few will ever get near to Elvis in terms of "firsts" and record sales - he is way out on his own.

"To say that Fats Domino, L Richard, and Chuck Berry was as talented as Elvis and maybe more, wow, what world do you live in."
Elvis' world. He himself said it. "Rock ‘n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that kind of music like coloured people. Let’s face it: I can’t sing like Fats Domino can. I know that."
Was he wrong?

As I said originally, I think Elvis is judged too harshly by some Black people; he was the whole package in a way that Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino (for example) probably would never have been even if racism didn't exist. But it did impact their careers back then in ways it could never have done with many white artists - that is just a fact. Go read Peter Guralnick's book on Sam Cooke for even more insight on this.

Ultimately, I think Elvis is too unfairly maligned but the resentment is directed in the wrong direction.



All comments from YouTube:

Robert Huge

At nineteen, Elvis could do things with his voice even ventriloquists couldn't do. The Sun years were historical and unmatched. By far the most electrifying singer ever.

Rosilene Sousa

I totally agree!

ACE

@Fitzgerald Anthony you kidding right?

Fire Striker

No

Bud Bundy

@Fitzgerald Anthony calling Elvis”good” is like saying cold beer and hot pussy is just ok

Bud Bundy

Amen

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Carolz

I'm no expert, but the richness of his voice here is amazing, going effortlessy from low notes to falsetto. Great slideshow too!

Rosilene Sousa

@Doug DickasonPerfectly said!

flimbambo

@Brad rawsner Ok I get it! I undersold him

Brad rawsner

@flimbambo
Actually?
Elvis did that.
HOWEVER, don't forget that elvis left his 1950's peers behind in the dust as he branched out into multiple genres of music with critical acclaim!
And, he did this in such a very brief time on planet earth.
Truly remarkable.

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