(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame – Elvis, Del Shannon og dengang

16. september 2010

A very old friend came by today
‘Cause he was telling everyone in town
Of the love that he just found
And Marie’s the name of his latest flame

He talked and talked and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
The prettiest green eyes anywhere
And Marie’s the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burnin
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returnin
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She’d be mine eternally
And Marie’s the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burnin
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returnin
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She’d be mine eternally
And Marie’s the name of his latest flame
Yeah Marie’s the name of his latest flame
Oh Marie’s the name of his latest flame.
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Endnu en sang af Doc Pomus og Mort Shuman. “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”. Den dukkede op, da jeg skrev indlægget om The Tibbs Brothers, og førte mig tilbage til 1961, hvor Elvis Presley fik et hit med sangen.

Om den var på hitlisten herhjemme husker jeg ikke (og den figurerer ikke på sitet www.danskehitlister.dk), men i hvert fald var den en træffer blandt os Elvis-fans hjemme i baggården i Nygårdsvej. At det var en sang om en svigefuld pige, der lover sangens hovedperson evig kærlighed for dernæst at kaste sig i armene på fyrens ven, gik helt hen over hovedet på os. Og selv om vi havde fattet ordene, så havde vi nok ikke fattet meget af indholdet alligevel. Men melodien og den fængende omkvæd gik rent ind i vores barnehjerner.
Sangen kom i øvrigt i en version med Del Shannon samme Ã¥r, som Elvis udsendte sin single. Men det var selvfølgelig Elvis, der løb med successen. Shannons udgave fra albummet “Runaway With Del Shannon” ( der udkom i juni 1961, smÃ¥ to mÃ¥neder før Elvis’ version) ligger i øvrigt tæt pÃ¥ Elvis’, men har et mere rÃ¥t arrangement med twangy guitar og hvinende orgel.

Torben kaster ogsÃ¥ en rune om denne sang…

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