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“Love Me Tender” is a classic song recorded by the legendary American singer Elvis Presley. It was released in 1956 as a single and also featured in the film of the same name, marking Elvis’s acting debut. Here is some information about the song:

Title: Love Me Tender

Artist: Elvis Presley

Release Date: September 24, 1956

Album: Love Me Tender EP (extended play) and the soundtrack for the movie “Love Me Tender”

Genre: Ballad, Rock and Roll

Songwriter: The melody of “Love Me Tender” is based on the American Civil War song “Aura Lee,” with lyrics written by Ken Darby.

Background: The song was originally written for the 20th Century Fox film “Love Me Tender,” which was a western drama set during the Civil War era. Elvis Presley played a supporting role in the film, and “Love Me Tender” was intended to be a love ballad that showcased his singing talent. The song’s lyrics convey a tender and romantic sentiment.

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Legacy: “Love Me Tender” became an instant hit and one of Elvis Presley’s signature songs. It topped the Billboard charts and remained there for several weeks. It is often associated with Elvis’s image as the “King of Rock and Roll.” The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, and its timeless appeal continues to endure.

“Love Me Tender” remains a beloved classic and is a significant part of Elvis Presley’s musical legacy, showcasing his ability to convey deep emotions through his singing.

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Lyrics

Love me tender,
love me sweet,
never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.

Love me tender,
love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin’ I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender,
love me long,
take me to your heart.
For it’s there that I belong,
and we’ll never part.

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Love me tender,
love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I’ll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).

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