Monday, May 6, 2013

200 – Arthur Alexander – You better move on (1961)


Escrita pelo próprio Arthur Alexander, foi lançada em 1961 num compacto simples que tinha A shot of rhythm and blues no Lado B. 
 
Chegou ao número 24 dos charts pop americanos em março de 1962. Foi gravada no FAME Studios, em Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Em 1964 foi regravada pelos Hollies e pelos Rolling Stones.

Também foi regravada por Dean Martin em 1973 e Johnny Rivers em 1975, entre outros artistas.  

A letra:

You ask me to give up the hand of the girl I love
You tell me, I'm not the man she's worthy of
But who are you to tell her who to love?
That's up to her, yes, and the Lord above
You better move on

Well I know you can buy her fancy clothes and diamond rings
But I believe she's happy with me without those things
Still you beg me to set her free
But my friend, that will never be
You better move on

Now I don't blame you for loving her
But can't you understand, man, she's my girl
And I, never never ever gonna let her go
‘Cuz I, yeah, I love her so

I think you better go now , I'm getting mighty mad
You ask me to give up the only love I've ever had
Maybe I would, oh, but I love her so
I'm never gonna let her go
You better move on 


A gravação de Arthur Alexander, de 1961, somente o áudio:



The Rolling Stones, Ao vivo, em 1963 (versão du cacete):



Johnny Rivers, somente o áudio:


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