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4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Billy Strange Mac Davis

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine

Quiet thought come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories,
Sweet memories

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilight trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened thru the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories, sweet memories

Recordingdate: 1968/06/23, first released on: Elvis NBC TV Special (album)


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old shep wrote on May 02, 2008
This has become an Elvis standard,Could have easily made the charts in the UK on it's own merit.
Natha wrote on November 10, 2008
Still recall vividly the NBC TV Special and this lovely song. Great lyrics faboulously sung by the most wonderful voice in the world. After the now known as black leather part it was an excellent cooling down. A superb song. Also one of the very very few times Elvis was physically so close to his fans.
Rob Wanders wrote on November 10, 2008
the studioversion from1968 is verry pretty. The 1968 live versions are sung rather out of tune, as Elvis himself also remarked in 1969 (ÿou can't win them all"). His live versions from 1969 could have been beautiful also but he didn't take this song serious and made fun of it. Really a pitty.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 10, 2008
The song has become a standard. (very often played at Weddings, Family gatherings, etc ) And somehow, it barely reached the Top 40, in America.
JerryNodak wrote on November 11, 2008
Great song. Beautifully sung. Still gives me gossebumps when I hear it.
jeter wrote on July 04, 2009
Great song. One of my favorites.
derekd wrote on July 04, 2009
From the Comeback '68 special. A very good choice for the show. Elvis doing a song that HE wanted to do. Not a Rock song, not a big ballet, not C&w, just a simple song to remember the good times. Yes, Elvis was back {Again}.
Gorse wrote on January 21, 2013
Lovely song, well crafted, beautifully sung, and a highlight of the Comeback Special. I always felt that it has not been truly recognised for its fine qualities due to the domination of the powerhouse If I Can Dream.
Deano1 wrote on January 21, 2013
A nice ballad from his '68 TV Special. Never one of my favorites, but a song that would be considered an Elvis standard despite its mediocre chart performance (#35 in the US on the pop chart). Three stars from me, but I personally like many of his movie ballads better.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 21, 2013
This is such a beautiful song and it should definitely be much better known than it actually is and it was co-written by Mac Davis. The other six songs that Elvis recorded that were written or co-written by Mac Davis are "In The Ghetto", "Don't Cry Daddy", "A Little Less Conversation", "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "Charro!" and "Nothingville".
Steve V wrote on January 21, 2013
After the TV Special aired, this was released as a single. I thought it would be a much bigger hit and was surprised it wasnt top 10. It actually became much more popular after Elvis died for some reason. Great song, and an original new tune for his TV special.
Great Dane wrote on January 21, 2013
I love this song. It's in my all time favorite list. 5 stars. Btw the guitar on this is song is difficult to sample, i've heard different versions(even Clapton)but never liked the guitar play on it.
sugartummy wrote on April 12, 2013
Lovely ballad, but on the show it is a bit of a downer, because of the energy that preludes it.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 18, 2020
Just a beautiful song that gets overshadowed by If I Can Dream. Should have been a bigger hit. Much more well known after he passed.
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