Little Egypt

Titel: Little Egypt
Längd: 2:18
Jerry Leiber och Mike Stoller
Utgivare: Elvis Presley, Progressive & Trio Music
Inspelningsdatum: 1964-03-02
Inspelningstid: mellan klockan 13:00-18:40 och 20:00-23:35
Inspelningsplats: Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, CA
Matrix: RPA3 5270
Tagning master: 15
Producent: Joseph Lilley
Studiotekniker: Dave Wiechman

Gitarr: Scotty Moore
Gitarr: Tiny Timbrell
Gitarr: Billy Strange
Gitarr: Barney Kessel
Bas: Bob Moore
Trummor: D. J. Fontana
Trummor: Hal Blaine
Trummor: Buddy Harman
Piano: Floyd Cramer
Saxofon: Boots Randolph
Kör/bakgrundssångare: The Jordanaires

Första utgivning: Roustabout (LSP2999)
Även utgiven på bland annat:
Elvis NBC-TV Special (LPM-4088)
Pictures Of Elvis (HY-1023)
Elvis Presley Sings Leiber & Stoller (INTS 5031)

Låten var med i filmen ”Roustabout”.


I went and bought myself a ticket and I sat down in the very first row
They pulled the curtain but then when they turned the spotlight way down low
Little Egypt came out a-struttin’ wearin’ nothin’ but a button and a bow
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying

She had a ruby on her tummy and a diamond big as Texas on her toe
She let her hair down and she did the hoochie-coochie real slow
When she did her special number on the zebra skin I thought she’d stop the show
Singing, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying
She did her triple somersault and when she hit the ground
She winked at the audience and then she turned around
She had a picture of a cowboy tattooed on her spine
Said, Phoenix, Arizona 1949

Yeh, let me tell you people Little Egypt doesn’t dance there anymore
She’s too busy mopping and a-takin’ care of shopping at the store
Cause we’ve got seven kids and all day long they crawl around the floor
Singing ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying, ying-ying