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I'm A Roustabout

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Otis Blackwell / Winfield Scott Elvis Presley Lyrics

Build it up, knock it down
Hold it square, roll it around
Throw it in the air,
Stick it in the ground
But it's too bad, I can't get mad
'Cause I'm a roustabout

Tie it loose, make it tight
If it's wrong, do it right
Makes me kinda feel,
Like I wanna fight
But it's too bad, I can't get mad
'Cause I'm a roustabout

Orders all day and half the night from the boss
That guy just doesn't wanna see one minute lost

Stack it up, in the rear
Better still bring it here
Wanna take it out, stick it in his ear
But it's too bad, I can't get mad
'Cause I'm a roustabout

A handyman is all I am around this place
Everytime I turn around, he's right up in my face

Bring it in, bring it out
When I'm slow, boy he shouts
Getting awful tired, running in and out
But it's too bad, I can't get mad
'Cause I'm a roustabout

Recorded: 1964, first released on 2nd To None

Elvis Presleys Movies Recorded for the movie Roustabout - Not used.

March 2, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Little Egypt RPA3 5270-15
Poison Ivy League RPA3 5272-07
Hard Knocks RPA3 5267-04
It's A Wonderful World RPA3 5268-13

March 3, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Big Love Big Heartache RPA3 5265-17
One Track Heart RPA3 5271-05
I'm A Roustabout (Roustabout No. 2) ____-NA
It's Carnival Time (Track) ____-02
It's Carnival Time (Movie Version) ____-NA
It's Carnival Time (Vocal Overdub) RPA3 5269-09
Carny Town RPA3 5266-09
There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon RPA3 5274-05
Wheels On My Heels RPA3 5275-07
Little Egypt (Remake) WPA5 2553-21
Little Egypt (Movie Version - Composite) ____-SP

April 29, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Roustabout (Track) ____-11

May 14, 1964 Radio Recorders - Hollywood, California

Roustabout (Vocal Overdub) RPA3 5273-17

March 6, Kissin' Cousins opens nationally. One of the poorest quality films of his career, it still quickly hits number eleven at the box office, then quickly falls, and the album goes top ten.

May 17, Viva Las Vegas opens nationally and goes to number eight at the box office

It's one of the better Elvis movies of this period, and the songs are better as well.

November 11, Roustabout opens nationally and hits number eight at the box office. The soundtrack goes to number one on the Billboard pop album chart as it represents some of the best Elvis movie music in a while.

December 25, Elvis and Priscilla spend Christmas at Graceland.

December 31, Elvis rents out the Memphian for New Years Eve.

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