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Elvira (ver. 1) by Dallas Frazier - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Elvira" is a song written by Dallas Frazier. Originally recorded and released by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, the song later became a famous country and pop hit by The Oak Ridge Boys. A Number One hit on the Billboard country music charts, The Oak Ridge Boys' version is considered one of their signature songs. Songwriter Dallas Frazier penned "Elvira" in 1966 and included it as the title track of an album he released that year. A number of recording artists, most notably Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, recorded the song through the years, to varying degrees of success.[1]In 1978, alternative country recording artist Rodney Crowell recorded his cover of "Elvira," which became a very minor hit that year. However, Crowell's version did have its fans — most notably, The Oak Ridge Boys. In 1980, when the band began planning for their upcoming album Fancy Free, they decided to cover.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Dallas Frazier (born October 27, 1939) is an American country musician and songwriter who had success in the 1950s and 60s.[1] Frazier was born in Spiro, Oklahoma but was raised in Bakersfield, California. As a teenager, he played with Ferlin Husky and on the program Hometown Jamboree; and released his first single, "Space Command," at age 14 in 1954.[1] Frazier's 1957 song, "Alley Oop", later taken to number one in the US by The Hollywood Argyles, was his first hit. After Hometown Jamboree went off the air, Frazier moved to Nashville, Tennessee and found work as a songwriter. Among his early successes was "Timber I'm Falling", a hit for Husky in 1964. In 1966, he released a solo album, Elvira, which yielded the hit singles "There Goes My Everything," "Ain't Had No Lovin'", and "I'm A People." His follow-up, 1967's Tell it Like it Is, was also a success.[1] Frazier became an oft-covered songwriter; his tunes were recorded by George Jones (who recorded an entire album of Frazier's songs in 1968), Engelbert Humperdinck, Jack Greene, Connie Smith, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Carola, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Moe Bandy, Roy Head,.
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