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Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:25 pm
Am I Ready is almost the same melody as the Edward MacDowell's piano composition of "To A Wild Rose". (1860-1908) you can hear it on Telarc CD 80313: track 8.
Could I Fall In Love is almost the same melody of a Charles Trenet's song "Mes jeunes années".(1913-2001). You can hear it on EMI CD E@-83056 : track 12.
The other songs inspired by other traditions are well known like Can't Help Fallling In Love is adapted from the french song : "Plaisir d'amour" composed around 1784.
".. funny how time slips away..."
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:34 pm
there is a long list of songs based on other tunes, public domain music.
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:11 am
There are more songs recorded by Elvis and based on other tunes like:
Alouette = Almost always true;
Moonlight in Rio = Almost in love;
Gonna get a ruckus tonight = Come along;
Sweet Lorena = Forget me never;
Liebestraum no 3 = Today tomorrow and forever;
Carmen Camelia / Tulips and heather = We'll be together.
Try Google and you'll find a few dozens more.