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Who Needs Money

A duet with Ray Walker

Elvis Presley Lyrics Words & Music by Randy Starr Elvis Presley Lyrics

I'm on the right track for lots of kissin'
So that old greenback, I won't be missin'
All the greatest things in life are free
Who needs money, not me

Cash or credit, it doesn't matter
Long as my bank books keep growin' fatter
Easy street is my favorite avenue
Who needs money, I do

Just pity all those millionaires they never can relax
Because they're always worryin' about their income tax
Why waste time on high financin', I'd rather spend it on good romancin'
What if my pockets are empty as can be
Who needs money, not me
Tell me about it

Some folks save it, some folks lend it
But as for me I want to spend it
Give me some green and my skies will be blue
Who needs money, I do

Stocks and bonds, they only bore me
Interest holds no interest for me
Who wants to sit in the lap of luxury
Who needs money, not me

When I go to bed at night instead of counting sheep
I start counting dollar bills and then I fall asleep

Making money never thrills me
It's making love that really kills me
What can I lose with my philosophy
Who needs money, not me

What do you want

I want a big yacht, I can cruise in
The kind that girls just can't refuse in
All it takes is a million or two
Who needs money, I do

Any time some gal starts flirtin'
Now that I'm broke I know for certain
She really digs my personality
Tell me, who needs money not me

Poverty's the only thing that money cannot buy
So rich or poor it pays to have M-O-N-E-Y

A gal who's tender, that's what I love

It's legal tender, I want a pile of
Just let my liquid assets overflow

You can't take it with you when you go
So, who needs money

That lovely, lovely money

Who needs money, not me

Recorded: 1967/02/22, first released on Clambake

Elvis Presleys Movies From the movie Clambake

February 1967, Elvis buys a 163-acre ranch in Mississippi, minutes across the Tennessee state line from Graceland. He and his entourage and their wives had become interested in horseback riding after Elvis purchased a horse for Priscilla as a gift. The hobby had outgrown the pasture at Graceland. Over the months to come, Elvis and the gang will enjoy spending a lot of time at the Circle G. It becomes a happy diversion for Elvis as his frustration and unhappiness over the state of his career reaches its height.

February 21, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee

The Girl I Never Loved UPA3 8447-09
How Can You Lose What You Never Had UPA3 8448-06
You Don't Know Me (Movie Version) WPA5 2501-20
A House That Has Everything UPA3 8445-08

February 22, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee

Who Needs Money (Track) ____-NA
Confidence (Track) ____-NA
Hey Hey Hey (Track) ____-NA
Clambake (Track) ____-NA

February 23, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee

Hey Hey Hey (Vocal Overdub) UPA3 8446-13
Clambake (Vocal Overdub) UPA3 8443-10
Clambake (Reprise) WPA5 2554-04

March 1967, RCA releases Elvis' second gospel album, How Great Thou Art, which was recorded in mid-1966. Reviews are good and it goes on to earn Elvis the Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. This is the first of his three Grammy wins.

March 6, 1967 Annex Studios (Radio Recorders) - Hollywood, California

Confidence (Movie Version - Vocal Overdub Repair) UPA3 8450-NA
Who Needs Money (Insert - Vocal Overdub) ____-NA
Who Needs Money (Record Version - Composite) UPA3 8444-SP

March 20, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee

Suppose (Overdub) UPA4 2263

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