Elvis made a home recording of If I Loved You in the autumn of 1960, when staying on the west coast of...
Elvis made a home recording of If I Loved You in the autumn of 1960, when staying on the west coast of the USA.
A second home recording, made in 1966, has been released on a CD called, appropriately, "The Home Recordings."
The tape containing this latter version was made at Rocca Place, Hollywood, though was only discovered in Graceland in 1996.
"If I Loved You" was written for the 1945 musical "Carousel".
Incidentally, Elvis officially recorded the number "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the same musical.
It was a Rodgers and Hammerstein song from the 1945 musical Carousel.
If I loved you
Words wouldn't come in an easy way
Round in circles I'd go
Only to tell you
But afraid and shy
I let my golden chances pass me by
Soon you'll leave me
Off you will go in a misty day
Never, never let you know
I love you eternally