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Long Tall Sally

4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Enotrice Johnson

Gonna tell Aunt Mary 'bout Uncle John
He says he has the blues but
He has a lotta fun
Oh baby, yes baby, whoo-oo-oo-oo baby
Havin' some fun tonight yeah well!

Long tall Sally has a lot on the ball
And nobody cares if she's long and tall
Oh baby, yes baby, whoo-oo-oo-oo baby,
I'm having me some fun tonight

Well, I saw uncle John
With long tall Sally
He saw Aunt Mary comin'
And he ducked back in the alley
Oh baby, yes baby, whoo-oo-oo-oo baby
I'm havin' some fun tonight

We've gonna have some fun tonight
Gonna have some fun tonight
We're gonna have some fun tonight
Everything will be all right
We're gonna have some fun
Gonna have some fun tonight

Recordingdate: 1956/09/02, first released on: Elvis (album)


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Steve V wrote on April 13, 2011
Great, sung in that 50's raw voice he also used on Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock and many others. The King of Rock and Roll. Elvis did all of Little Richards songs exceptional. Was also good in Feb 1970 Vegas but didnt like the later 70's medley at all. Sounded like a lounge act by then.
Cruiser621 wrote on July 21, 2012
Sounded better live in the 1950's then on the 2nd LP "Elvis" or later 1970 live versions. Something about how it was recorded aka way too much echo.
Gorse wrote on March 27, 2013
This track typifies pure rock and roll as I know it. Raucous, energetic, and wild, showing what the boy could do in those early heady days. Along with Ready Teddy, and Rip It Up, a triumvirate of magnificent rock songs from his second album in 1956.
Pedro Nuno wrote on March 27, 2013
This is Rock'n'Roll. This is Elvis Presley. His brutal rendition of this song in Tupelo 1956 just explains why Elvis the Pelvis changed the world as a social and cultural force. His 1970 version is also fantastic with his pre-punk beat, making him the grandfather of punk music (that beat goes as far as his 1958 sessions). Also love the medley in The Aloha, and the Memphis 1974 medley which stands, for me, as one of the best medleys in Rock Music.
ElvisSacramento wrote on March 28, 2013
This is such a spectacular, energetic, groovy, exciting and electrifying song and all of Elvis' renditions of it were excellent. My favorite Elvis rendition of it is the 1956 studio version. Elvis' 1956 studio rendition of it is easily one of the very finest Rock 'N' Roll recordings ever. My favorite Elvis era will always be the 1950's.
sugartummy wrote on April 01, 2013
Little Richard shouted this one with good result. But our man sings it with a roughness almost parallel to what he achieved in 1968. That and the splendid guitar solo makes me prefer this version over Richard's.
JerryNodak wrote on August 10, 2019
A song that comes to my mind if I'm playing Elvis' second LP, or if it pops up on a concert CD. Otherwise, it's not a song I think about much. 4 stars.
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