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Elvis Presley - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard
Recorded October 23, 1968

"Drugstore cowboy criticizing
Acting like he’s better than you and me
Standing on the sidewalk supervising
Telling everybody how they ought to be
Come closing time ‘most every night
He locks up tight and out go the lights
And he ducks out of sight and he cheats on his wife
With his employee

Clean up your own backyard
Oh don’t you hand me none of your lines
Clean up your own backyard
You tend to your business, I’ll tend to mine”

Elvis Presley - Memories [Stereo Master]
Recorded June 23, 1968

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

Quiet thoughts 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”

PHOTO: Michele Carey and Elvis Presley in a scene from “Live A Little, Love A Little.”
March 05, 1968Elvis began with script readings and rehearsals for his new film. Live A Little, Love A Little.

PHOTO: Michele Carey and Elvis Presley in a scene from “Live A Little, Love A Little.”

March 05, 1968
Elvis began with script readings and rehearsals for his new film. Live A Little, Love A Little.

Elvis Presley - Santa Claus Is Back in Town [Live]

Elvis performing his favorite christmas song of the ones he recorded during the 1968 Comeback Special.

Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas [Live]

Elvis performing ‘Blue Christmas’ in front of a live audience during his 1968 Comeback Special.

June 27, 1968
Elvis recorded the “jam session” portion of the Comeback Special.

June 26, 1968Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ‘68 Special. PHOTO: Elvis performing the song It Hurts Me with special new comedic lyrics.

"It hurts me to see the budget climb up to the sky.It hurts me when Finkel gives me trouble. When I see all my money go just for one goddamned ol’ tv show,it hurts me the way that Finkel spends my dough.
The whole town is talkin’, they’re callin’ me a fool for listenin’ to binder’s same old lies.Finkel calls me, says I’ve got no choice then hangs up the phone in that damned Rolls Royce. It hurts me when my tears start to flow.
They promised me sure if I would give in that I would - that I would never go wrong, but tell me the truth is it too much to ask for one lousy, tired ol’ Christmas song…?”

June 26, 1968
Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ‘68 Special.
PHOTO: Elvis performing the song It Hurts Me with special new comedic lyrics.

"It hurts me
to see the budget climb up to the sky.
It hurts me
when Finkel gives me trouble.
When I see all my money go
just for one goddamned ol’ tv show,
it hurts me
the way that Finkel spends my dough.

The whole town is talkin’,
they’re callin’ me a fool
for listenin’ to binder’s same old lies.
Finkel calls me, says I’ve got no choice
then hangs up the phone in that damned Rolls Royce.
It hurts me
when my tears start to flow.

They promised me sure
if I would give in
that I would - that I would
never go wrong, but tell me the truth
is it too much to ask
for one lousy, tired ol’
Christmas song…?”

Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream [Alternate Vocal Take 4]
Recorded June 23, 1968

The gospel production number from Elvis’ 68 Comeback Special.

May 18, 1968
Elvis Presley and Priscilla flew to Hawaii for a vacation.

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