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A Cane and a High Starched Collar

Rating:
2.7 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Tepper Roy C. Bennett

Cowboy, cowboy marry me
I'll bake you a cherry pie
Well thank you very kindly mam
But I'm too young to die

Hi-lo-do-si-dosy-do
Stay single and save a dollar
Come Saturday night I'll court a pretty girl
With a cane and a high starched collar

Cowboy if you'll marry me
I'll be your darling Jenny
Now why should I drink from just one well
When I can drink from twen'y

Hi-lo-do-si-dosy-do
Stay single and save a dollar
Come Saturday night I'll court a pretty girl
With a cane and a high starched collar

Cowboy, cowboy name the day
July 'd be nice I reckon
Gladly meet you at the church
July the 32nd

Hi-lo-do-si-dosy-do
Stay single and save a dollar
Come Saturday night I'll court a pretty girl
With a cane and a high starched collar
You sleep all day and spoon all night
And eat your favorite chow
Then why should I get married mam
That's what I'm doing now

Hi-lo-do-si-dosy-do
Stay single and save a dollar
Come Saturday night I'll court a pretty girl
With a cane and a high starched collar

Recordingdate: 1960/08/08, first released on: A Legendary Performer, Volume 2 (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of A Cane and a High Starched Collar:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(accordion)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)

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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 26, 2009
Not an outstanding track. Just a goood listen to
Deano1 wrote on March 03, 2010
A song recorded for "Flaming Star" and featured in the movie, but not releaesed on record for 15+ years. This one is similar to some of the tunes in "Love Me Tender", especially "We're Gonna Move". Not a great song, but cute lyrics and Elvis make it decent. 2 1/2 stars.
derekd wrote on November 20, 2010
Compared to other early 60's recordings not great, but compared to mid sixties Recordings it maybe okay.
Monster wrote on November 21, 2010
Meh. That's about as excited as I ever get about most songs by these writers.
Gorse wrote on January 10, 2013
A happy good feel film number that everyone realised was not record material. Harmless enough and oddly enjoyable when I am in the mood to listen, it does not find its way on to my playlists.
sugartummy wrote on February 22, 2013
I like the instrumentation on this record; not too often you can hear an harmonium (if I'm correct) on an Elvis record.
TheMemphisFan wrote on May 08, 2015
Nothing more than movie filler. It's very similar to the song Let Me from "Love Me Tender".
ElvisSacramento wrote on May 12, 2015
This isn't a great song, but it is a happy and feel good song that's a pleasure to listen to. I'm glad that this song made it into the movie "Flaming Star". I'm so glad that Elvis' co-star in "Flaming Star" was the iconic Barbara Eden.
Jim Davidson wrote on January 06, 2016
The first time that I heard this song on A Legendary Performer Volume 2, I thought of the scene in "Elvis on Tour" in which Elvis is carrying a walking stick and wearing a high collar. The song itself is a fun ditty. Judged on the basis of Dick Clark's American Bandstand, you can dance to it, but it does get a lot of spins on my turntable.
Cruiser621 wrote on December 02, 2017
Similar to songs recorded for "Love Me Tender" and not very exciting. Who would go out of their way to play this? Ugh. 1-star.
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