In The Ghetto

Titel: In The Ghetto
Längd: 2:47
Mac Davis
Utgivare: B-n-B & Gladys Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1969-01-20/21
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 21:00-00:00 och 01:00-04:00
Inspelningsplats: American Sound Studio – Memphis, TN
Matrix: XPA5 1154
Tagning master: 23
Producent: Felton Jarvis och Chips Moman
Studiotekniker: Al Pachucki och Roy Shockley

Gitarr och sitar: Reggie Young
Gitarr: Elvis Presley
Bas: Tommy Cogbill
Bas: Mike Leech
Trummor: Gene Chrisman
Piano: Bobby Wood
Orgel: Bobby Emmons
Steel Guitar: John Hughey

Pålagt i efterhand:
Orgel: Bobby Emmons
Trumpet: A. Vasquez
Trumpet: N. Prentice
Trumpet: B. Shew
Trombon: A. Le Cogue
Trombon: J. Boicie
Trumpet: R. F. Taylor
Trumpet: Wayne Jackson
Trumpet: Dick Steff
Saxofon och trombon: Jackie Thomas
Saxofon: Andrew Lowe
Saxofon: Glen Spreen
Saxofon: J. P. Luper
Trombon: Ed Logan
Trombon: Jack Hale
Trombon: Gerald Richardson
Valthorn: Joe D’Gerolamo
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Mary Green
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Donna Thatcher
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Susan Pilkington
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Mary Holladay
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Dolores Edgin
Kör/bakgrundssångare: June Page
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Hurschel Wiginton
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Joe Babcock
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Ginger Holladay
Kör/bakgrundssångare: Millie Kirkham

Första utgivning: A-sida singel (47-9741)

Även utgiven på bland annat:
From Elvis In Memphis (LSP-4155)
Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 (LPM-6401)
From Memphis To Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis (LSP-6020)
Elvis In Person At The International Hotel (LSP-4428)
In The Ghetto / Any Day Now (447-0671)
40 Greatest (ADE-P12)
Pure Gold (ANL1-0971)
Greatest Hits (GELV 6A RDS 9001-9007)
Elvis Forever (PJL2-8024)
20 Fantastic Hits (27480-3)
Mein Star – Elvis Presley (66 479 7)
Elvis Presley (65 998 7)
The Elvis Presley Story (DML5-0263)
In The Ghetto / Any Day Now (PB-11100)
15 Golden Records (PP-11301)
20 Golden Hits (PP-11340)
40 Greatest (PL 42691 (2))
Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 3 (CPL1-3082)
King Of The 60’s (NL-42973)
The Legendary Magic Of Elvis Presley (DVL1-0461)
Elvis Aron Presley (CPL8 3699)
The Las Vegas Years (PL 43509)
The Elvis Collection (NL-43290)
American Trilogy (DR 1124)
The Ultimate Performance (NE 1141)
Elvis Live (BLP 82004)
Elvis At His Best (SDL 004)
Rarities (PL-43598)
20 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (INTS 5116)
Suspicious Minds (CDS 1206)
Suspicious Minds (CDSV 1206)
Album D’or (PL 37686)
The Legend (CDS 1212)
The Legend (First Edition) (PD 89000)
Pictures Of Elvis (PD 3375)
Golden Oldies (PC 60033)
I Grandi Successi Di Elvis Presley (SIG 1005)
Elvis! His Greatest Hits (RD4A-010-2)
Elvis’ Gold Records Vol. 5 (AFL1-4941 & PCD1-4941)
The Collection Vol. 4 (PD 89473)
Elvis’ Greatest Hits – Golden Singles Vol. 1 (PP-13897)
In The Ghetto / If I Can Dream (PB-13890)
The Legend (German Limited Edition) (PD 89000)
Elvis (BTA 11492)
50 Years 50 Hits (SVL3-0710)
Ballads (STAR 2264)

1969-08-24 (MS) Elvis Aron Presley (CPL8 3699)
1969-08-25 (DS) From Memphis To Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis (LSP-6020)


As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And his mama cries
’Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
It is another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

People, don’t you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he’ll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see?
Do we simply turn our heads
And look the other way

Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

Then one night in desperation
The young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car
Tries to run, but he don’t get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And as her young man dies
(In the ghetto)
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin’
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)

And his mama cries
(In the ghetto)
(In the ghetto)