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Down in the Alley- edited vs. full intro

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:20 am

Am I the only one who prefers the "mistake" 6-beat intro edit of Down in the Alley (as heard on From Nashville to Memphis/60's box) rater than the proper 12-beat intro?

Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:38 am

yes...

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:15 pm

woodleyjohn wrote:Paul, are you serious???


Quite. :) I don't need to hear *that* much of a drumbeat before it gets to something worth listening to.

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:29 pm

I can go either way. It doesn't matter to me.

Down In The Alley-Edited vs Full Intro

Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:19 am

I like the Live version from opening night Aug of 1974

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:04 am

First time I heard this song, I thought he was singing "We're goin' ballin', till half past three."

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:10 am

elvisjock wrote:First time I heard this song, I thought he was singing "We're goin' ballin', till half past three."


Me too! :)

Re: Down In The Alley-Edited vs Full Intro

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:12 am

mark wrote:I like the Live version from opening night Aug of 1974


I'd love to hear this- Is it on a BMG or FTD release?

Down In The Alley-Edited vs Full Intro

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:26 am

It is on the cd From Sunset Blvd To Paradise Road A Double Cd Set

Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:20 am

it's orignally a hit from the 1950's by the drifters which was one of e's favorite doo wop groups.

Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:56 pm

Do you really beleive that Elvis and this chick Janie were really going bowling till half past three?

Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:54 pm

Any version is good. I like this song.

Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:52 pm

T. Presley wrote:Do you really beleive that Elvis and this chick Janie were really going bowling till half past three?


Right!

EJ: what are the official lyrics then? I find it hard to believe he's not saying "balling."

If he is, that's goofier than I ever imagined.

Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:53 pm

T. Presley wrote:Do you really beleive that Elvis and this chick Janie were really going bowling till half past three?


These are just the lyrics to a song.

Stop Press !

Elvis never stayed at Heartbreak Hotel, either !

Nor had a bird called Long Tall Sally who was shaped like a cannon ball !

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:04 pm

elvisjock wrote:First time I heard this song, I thought he was singing "We're goin' ballin', till half past three."


Why, what does he say?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:19 pm

He doesn't pronounce it "Bowling" - and that's a good thing.

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Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Down in the alley, just you and me
We're going bowlin' till half past three
Just rockin' and reelin', we'll get that feelin'
Down in the alley, oh baby gee

I'll plant you now and dig you later
'cause you're a fine sweet potato
We'll have a ball and that ain't all
Down in the alley, just you and me

The clock is striking a mournful sound
This time of evening my love comes down
That's when I'm missin' your kind of kissin'
Down in the alley, that's where I'll be

Down in the alley, we sure have fun
We just get started 'bout half past one
So if you're 'round just come on down
Down in the alley and you will see

Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane


Image
:lol: :lol:

Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:38 pm

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:He doesn't pronounce it "Bowling" - and that's a good thing.
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane
Janie, Janie, Janie, Janie, Jane Jane


For years, I thought he ended the first two lines by singing Janie Jenkins !

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:12 am

my bad i'm sick. i can't think straight.
down in the alley is by the clovers.
the flipside is there's no tomorrow.
chanie chanie chanie is the orignal not janie.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:37 pm

It sure sounds like "balling" to me.

But if I remember correctly, back in the 50s "balling" meant dancing.

At least that's what I heard Little Richard say on a TV show about one of his songs that used the word--I forget which song it was.

Terry

Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:05 pm

terbon4 wrote:It sure sounds like "balling" to me.

But if I remember correctly, back in the 50s "balling" meant dancing.

Terry



Well, yeah, wot about Ballin' the Jack ?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:09 pm

"bowling" is a dumb interpretation. :o

He's going balling - ---- getting laid.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:07 pm

Well, we know that....

But those internet lyric sites are coughing up "bowling" as the actual lyric! :smt046

Maybe the '50s-era Clovers had to actually say that...!

In reality, given Elvis' own proclivity to go to out on carnival rides at ungodly hours, it's kind of fitting, don't you think? :lol:

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:17 pm

It sure sounds like he's sayin' "ballin'" to me, as well.

I'm also pretty sure he sings, I'll plant you now and eat you later, 'cause you're a fine sweet potato".

Lots of innuendo in that song.

Apparently, Cybill Shepherd was not a "sweet" potato. :lol:

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:50 pm

EagleUSA wrote:It sure sounds like he's sayin' "ballin'" to me, as well.

I'm also pretty sure he sings, I'll plant you now and eat you later, 'cause you're a fine sweet potato".

Lots of innuendo in that song.

Apparently, Cybill Shepherd was not a "sweet" potato. :lol:


Natalie Wood neither.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:31 pm

So Elvis got Wood?

Geoff