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Elvis Presley - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Hayride Show (Saturday, October 1, 1955)

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Published on Jul 13, 2012

Here Horace Logan introduces at the Louisiana Hayride on Saturday, October 1, 1955 the fabulous Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black with their live version of I Forgot To Remember To Forget . Horace Logan indicates I Forgot To Remember To Forget has been doing well for weeks.

The original studio version was recorded at Sun Studio on July 11, 1955, by Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, and Johnny Bernero on drums, and released on August 20, 1955, along with "Mystery Train" (Sun 223). Later on it was rereleased by RCA Victor (#47-6357) in December 1955.

Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song also in 1957 and the 1960s. Composer Charlie Feathers has also recorded it. The Beatles covered this song once for the BBC radio show, From Us To You, on 1 May 1964, which was included on the Live at the BBC compilation in 1994. Johnny Cash covered and released this song in 1959 on the Sun LP Greatest! and on the album The Survivors Live in 1981. Chuck Jackson, Ral Donner, Robert Gordon, Johnny Hallyday, The Deighton Family, Hicksville Bombers, and Wanda Jackson recorded this song as well. Chris Isaak also covered this song on his 2011 album, Beyond the Sun.

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(words & music by S. Kesler - C. Feathers)

I forgot to remember to forget her,
I can't seem to get her off my mind.
I thought I'd never miss her,
But I found out somehow
I think about her almost all the time.
The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met.
But something sure is wrong,
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely.
I forgot to remember to forget.

The day she went away
I made myself a promise
That I'd soon forget we ever met,
Well, but something sure is wrong,
'Cause I'm so blue and lonely.
I forgot to remember to forget.

Note: This audio is not on the The cd book set A Boy From Tupelo!

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