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Elvis Presley — Hound Dog
Album: Elvis Presley
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Released: 1956
Length: 2:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
You know they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
And you ain't no friend of mine

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
Cryin' all the time
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit
You ain't no friend of mine
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This came out the year I was born.  

I strongly doubt my parents were listening to this........   

Today, it sounds a tad corny but back then I'll bet it rocked the roof off of more than one party.
I much prefer the original. 
 Larrygrrl wrote:
I never realized how repetitive this song is...I wish there were more verses.
 
The original lyrics written for Big Mama Thornton, were written to be sung from a female point of view and there are two verses.  They changed them for Elvis' version.  The original narrative is very different: a woman telling her free-loading boyfriend to get out.
 Larrygrrl wrote:
I never realized how repetitive this song is...I wish there were more verses.

 
Copy that. A bit short in the lyrics department. And I like Big Mama's version better anyway. 
Still "The King".  {#Yes}  {#Notworthy}
Mongrels, Hound Dog, ... Bird Dog? ;-)
I never realized how repetitive this song is...I wish there were more verses.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Geez...this guy, whoever he is, is trying to imitate Jusitn Bieber. 

 
{#Clap}
 SeriousLee wrote:
What's wrong with a hound dog anyways?

 

Nothing at all.  Now a horndog, maybe.
What's wrong with a hound dog anyways?
 cc_rider wrote:
Nobody did it better than Big Mama. Lieber and Stoller wrote it specifically for her.

 
and in Big Mama Thornton's version the lyrics made sense, the story never made sense in Elvis', that is after hearing Thronton
The King of Rock 

If you like this genre go to Memphis TN visit Graceland. Then to Sun studios and the Gibson guitar factory tour.  Finish it off with some dry ribs and a drink on Beal st.   FUN
Watch this.

https://youtu.be/5Jd9AmepgdM
Hilarious!

{#Roflol} 


Calling Elvis
Rock and Shout!
Always forget The Clash paid homage to this original cover..... Legendary tune..
Funny, I was just reading that they just released a new postage stamp commemorating Elvis in the USA 
Geez...this guy, whoever he is, is trying to imitate Jusitn Bieber. 
 daveesh wrote:
always loved the backup singers

 
The Jordanaires.
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always loved the backup singers
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2e/Big-mama-thornton-hound-dog.jpg
Soooo sweet to hear you sing this cover, dad...  your version is ranked number 19 on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time...

love you and miss you...
Just read they are going to give Hound Dog II the boot.

Its his plane they have at Graceland. 

One of the songs that started it all!

Love the clapping.


Nobody did it better than Big Mama. Lieber and Stoller wrote it specifically for her.
Perhaps the most 'successful' remake of all-time.