Elvis – “That’s Alright (Mama)” (2)

That’s all right, mama
Well, that’s all right, mama
That’s all right for you
That’s all right mama, just anyway you do
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right.
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

Mama she done told me,
Papa done told me too
‘Son, that gal your foolin’ with,
She ain’t no good for you’
But, that’s all right, that’s all right.
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

I’m leaving town, baby
I’m leaving town for sure
Well, then you won’t be bothered with
Me hanging ‘round your door
Well, that’s all right, that’s all right.
That’s all right now mama, anyway you do

“That’s All Right” was officially released on 19 July 1954, with “Blue Moon of Kentucky” as the B-side of the record.
The original label read “That’s Alright” (omitting Mama from the title), and named the performers as Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black.
Arthur Crudup was credited as the composer, but he was never paid royalties even after legal battles. The American Delta blues singer and songwriter had stopped recording in the 1950s because of quite a few disputes over royalties
His financial instability had made him say, “I realised I was making everybody rich, and here I was poor”. 

The single sold around 20,000 copies, which was not sufficient to chart nationally.
Exactly 50 years after the first issuing, That’s All Right Mama” was re-released as a CD single in several countries, on 5 July 2004. Even though it didn’t get much attention in America, it reached number three in the United Kingdom, and charted in Canada, Australia, Ireland and Sweden.

 

Va tutto bene mamma
va tutto bene per te
va tutto bene mamma, in qualunque modo tu faccia
Bene, va tutto bene, tutto bene,
va tutto bene ora mamma, in qualunque modo tu faccia

La mamma me lo aveva detto,
anche il papà anche me lo aveva detto,
Figliolo, quella ragazza con cui ti diverti
non va bene per te,
Ma, va tutto bene, va tutto bene.
Va tutto bene mamma, in qualunque modo tu faccia

Sto lasciando la città, baby,
sto sicuramente lasciando la città
così allora non sarai più disturbata
da me che gironzolo attorno alla tua porta
Bene, è tutto a posto, va tutto bene.
Va tutto bene ora mamma, in qualunque modo tu faccia

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