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When It Rains, It Really Pours

4.2 / 5

Words & Music: William Robert Emerson

You know what it takes,
You've got it, baby.
You are the only one I chose.
Don't leave me here with all these heartaches,
Only you and heaven knows
About my troubles troubles troubles.

When it rains, it really pours...

You shouldn't have took away my loving
You know you thrill me from head to toe.
I got a feeling for you baby
And you're the only one who knows
About my troubles, troubles, troubles.

When it rains, it really pours...

You know what you did to make me love you
You really opened up my nose.
You got what you wanted, now you left me.
That's the way the story goes.
Well, I got troubles, troubles, troubles.

When it rains, it really pours.

Recordingdate: 1957/02/24, first released on: Elvis for Everyone (album)


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Lex wrote on June 03, 2009
Ridiculous it took so long to release, with poor overdubs. I prefer the plain version, no even better... the Sun version.
Steve V wrote on June 22, 2011
One of the highlights of the ridiculously thrown together Elvis For Everyone LP. You knew right away this was the 50's Elvis. He didn't rock like that in 1965.
Deano1 wrote on June 22, 2011
A good early blues/rock track, but far from one of Elvis' best. The concept of the "Elvis For Everyone" LP was way before its time. This LP was originally going to be entitled "Elvis' 10th Anniversary LP" to celebrate Elvis' 10 years on RCA. RCA and the Colonel collected some great unreleased tracks and on this LP we kind of see the growth and changes of Elvis and his music. We get some silly movie tunes ("Sound Advice", "Santa Lucia"), a sun track and 50's recordings ("Tomorrow Night", this song and "Your Cheatin' Heart"), some recent recordings ("Memphis, Tennessee", "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers") and a two very nice over-looked ballads from the early 60's ("For The Millionth and the Last Time" and the awesome "I Met Her Today"). True these tracks had been mishandled previously and there was actually more than enough material for a two record set. They just shouldn't have tried to pass this LP off as Elvis' latest new LP in '65 and celebrated the artist with the anniversary LP.
1 BILLION SOLD wrote on June 22, 2011
I really like all of Elvis' versions of this hardcore blues song, but I think my favorite is the impromtu '68 special backstaqge jam session when Elvis says, "Goddamn thats high" as he's singing it. Just shows more of his fantastic vocal abilities!!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 22, 2011
1 Billion Sold, I think Elvis says, "God d_mn, thats Hot !!" in that 68 backstage jam. Its a great performance.
NONE000000 wrote on June 22, 2011
"...damn, that's high!" Elvis grunts as he belts out this great song in rehearsals for the 68 comeback. He mentioned often in concerts later how much higher his voice was back then. I love every version of this. The Sun version is probably the best, but give Elvis a song like this and you can't miss. Really bluesy rock song. Along with "One Night of Sin" this is one of my favorites of Elvis' gritty rock and blues stuff.
Gorse wrote on January 21, 2013
Never took to this song at all. The Sun recording was one of the poorest Sun releases while the 1957 version just lacked that extra sparkle. Gritty performances both but nothing more than average for me.
sugartummy wrote on February 24, 2013
An awesome guitarsolo by Moore. The sun version & the '68 are also good.
ElvisSacramento wrote on January 04, 2016
This is such an underrated blues song and I like all of Elvis' renditions of it equally. Elvis' renditions of this gem are always such a joy to listen to. 5 Stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on January 22, 2018
This tune and "Is It So Strange", would have been great additional songs for the album "Loving You" released back in 1957 on side 2 of that album. Luv this song.
JerryNodak wrote on January 22, 2018
I can tolerate the version heard on the Elvis For Everyone LP. Don't care for the SUN version at all.
atomic powered poste wrote on May 21, 2018
None of the versions sounds finished. Is there another artist out there, that has released so many unfinished songs on regular lps? Not good.
JerryNodak wrote on July 05, 2019
Back in '65 RCA wanted to celebrate Elvis with a 10th Anniversary LP of new material, but he wasn't all that interested. Hence we got the "Elvis For Everyone" grab bag of leftovers, of which this song was a part. this was his "new" LP at the time.
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