Guitar Man

Titel: Guitar Man
Längd: 2:21
Jerry Reed
Utgivare: Vector Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1967-09-10
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 18:00-00:00
Inspelningsplats: RCA Studio B – Nashville, TN
Matrix: UPA4 2765
Tagning master: 12
Producent: Felton Jarvis
Studiotekniker: Jim Malloy

Gitarr: Scotty Moore
Gitarr: Harold Bradley
Gitarr: Jerry Reed
Gitarr: Chip Young
Bas: Bob Moore
Trummor: D. J. Fontana
Trummor: Buddy Harman
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Orgel, gitarr och munspel: Charlie McCoy
Steel guitar: Pete Drake
Saxofon: Boots Randolph
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Jordanaires
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Millie Kirkham

Första utgivning: Clambake (LSP-3893)

Även utgiven på bland annat:
Guitar Man / Hi-Heel Sneakers (47-9425)
Elvis NBC-TV Special (LPM-4088)
Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies Vol. 1 (CAS-2567)
40 Greatest (ADE-P12)
Greatest Hits (GELV 6A RDS 9001-9007)
Elvis Presley Vol. 2 (CDM-1088/CDS-1110/CDS-1154)
The Elvis Presley Collection (PDA 009)
A Portrait In Music (SRS 558)
Elvis Forever (PJL2-8024)
20 Fantastic Hits (27480-3)
Mein Star – Elvis Presley (66 479 7)
Elvis Presley (65 998 7)
The Elvis Presley Collection (R 10001)
40 Greatest (PL 42691 (2))
Country Classics (R-233299 e)
Guitar Man / Faded Love (PB 12158)
Guitar Man (AAL1 3917)
American Trilogy (DR 1124)
Heartbreak Hotel (CDS 1204)
Heartbreak Hotel (CDSV 1204)
Elvis At His Best (SDL 004)
Onvergetelijke Hits (VLP-4510)
20 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (INTS 5116)
The Complete Bonus Songs (NL 45180)
Golden Filmhits (ADEH 130)
The Legend (First Edition) (PD 89000)
Pictures Of Elvis (PD 3375)
I Grandi Successi Di Elvis Presley (SIG 1005)
The Collection Vol. 4 (PD 89473)
The Legend (German Limited Edition) (PD 89000)
Elvis (BTA 11492)

Alternativa tagningar:
1980 remake Guitar Man / Faded Love (PB 12158)


Well, I quit my job down at the car wash
Left my mama a goodbye note
By sundown I’d left Kingston
With my guitar under my coat
I hitchhiked all the way down to Memphis
Got a room at the YMCA
For the next three weeks I went huntin’ them nights
Just lookin’ for a place to play
Well, I thought my pickin’ would set ’em on fire
But nobody wanted to hire a guitar man

Well, I nearly ’bout starved to death down in Memphis
I run outta money and luck
So I bought me a ride down to Macon, Georgia
On a overloaded poultry truck
I thumbed on down to Panama City
Started pickin’ out some o’ them all night bars
Hopin’ I could make myself a dollar
Makin’ music on my guitar
I got the same old story at them all night piers
There ain’t no room around here for a guitar man
We don’t need a guitar man, son

So I slept in the hobo jungles
Roamed a thousand miles of track
Till I found myself in Mobile Alabama
At a club they call Big Jack’s
A little four-piece band was jammin’
So I took my guitar and I sat in
I showed ’em what a band would sound like
With a swingin’ little guitar man
Show ’em, son

If you ever take a trip down to the ocean
Find yourself down around Mobile
Make it on out to a club called Jack’s
If you got a little time to kill
Just follow that crowd of people
You’ll wind up out on his dance floor
Diggin’ the finest little five piece group
Up and down the Gulf of Mexico
Guess who’s leadin’ that five-piece band
Well, wouldn’t ya know, it’s that swingin’ little guitar man, yeah yeah