Elvis Presley – Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

Jim…https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/64726988 asked me to contribute a song to a song lyric Sunday. This weekend I had some time so I told Jim I would be happy to contribute a song. The theme is Wedding/Marry/Diamond/Ring/Cake so I thought of this Elvis song.

The song peaked at #2 in the Billboard 100 in 1958. The song was written by Bert Carroll and Russell Moody and released April. 1, 1958. This was at the period where everything Elvis touched turned to gold. I remember going to my cousin’s home and listening to an Elvis compilation of his 50s songs in the mid-70s when I was around 8-9. This song and All Shook Up, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel and many more.

Elvis recorded this song on February 1, 1958, at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California. The musicians were Guitar: Scotty Moore, Tiny Timbrell, Elvis Presley. Bass: Bill Black. Drums: D.J. Fontana. Piano: Dudley Brooks. Vocals: The Jordanaires.

In this song, Presley wants his girlfriend to wear his ring around her neck. Of course, the ring would be on a chain…as was the custom in the 1950s to signify they are going steady. Hope you enjoyed the song and have a great Sunday.

 

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck

Won’t you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I’m yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me 
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Won’t you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I’m yours, by heck
Let them know I love you so
And let them no by the ring around your neck

They say that goin’ steady is not the proper thing
They say that we’re too young to know the meaning of a ring
I only know that I love you and that you love me too
So, darling, please do what I ask of you

Won’t you wear my ring around your neck
To tell the world I’m yours, by heck
Let them see your love for me
And let them see by the ring around your neck

Let them know I love you so
And let them know by the ring around your neck

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

6 thoughts on “Elvis Presley – Wear My Ring Around Your Neck”

  1. Always loved this Elvis song! A friend of mine and I always laughed at the way he used “uh uh” in the lyric (Won’t you wear my ring – “uh uh” round your neck). I didn’t understand it when I was little and my dad told be about how guys and gals swapped rings and wore them on a chain to show they were going steady. Ricky Van Shelton covered it for the Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack.

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    1. I remember listening to it when I was a kid. At that time Elvis could have sang the phone book and had a hit. It is a fun song.

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    1. Thank you…. I had some time this weekend. My cousin would be interested in doing some…I think he will do one Sunday.

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