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Elvis Presley Fever Chords
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Welcome to my Elvis Presley Fever chords page you'll find the lyrics to this song, a free pdf chords and lyrics sheet along with tutorial demos and a link to purchase full lessons in .mp4 format.  

Elvis Presley Fever Chords
Lyrics, Demo, Tutorial

fever elvis presley chords

Fever is a song that was originally written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell and was first recorded by Little Willie John in 1956. However, Elvis Presley recorded his version of "Fever" in 1960.

Elvis's version of "Fever" is slightly different from the original. While Little Willie John's version had a more traditional R&B arrangement, Elvis's rendition infused his signature rock 'n' roll style into the song.

Elvis Presley's cover of "Fever" was included on his album "Elvis Is Back!," which was released in 1960. The album marked his return to the music scene after serving in the US Army.

Elvis's version of "Fever" has been well-regarded and remains a notable entry in his discography. It showcased his vocal versatility and ability to put his own stamp on classic songs, making them unique to his style.

Fever Chords

  • Drop D - No
  • Capo - No
  • Strumming - note picking and then some shuffle strumming
  • Picking - Yes
  • Chords - C-G7-Cm

Fever Lyrics

Never know how much I love you
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear

You give me fever - when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning - Fever all through the night

Everybody's got the fever
That is something you all know
Fever isn't such a new thing
Fever started long ago

You give me fever - when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning - Fever all through the night

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
I light up when you call my name
And you know I'm gonna treat you right

You give me fever when you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night

Romeo loved Juliet
Juliet she felt the same
When he put his arms around her
He said Julie, baby, you're my flame

Thou giv-est fever when we kisseth
Fever with the flaming youth
Fever I'm afire
Fever yea I burn for sooth

Captain Smith and Pocahantas
Had a very mad affair
When her daddy tried to kill him
She said daddy, o, don't you dare

He gives me fever - with his kisses
Fever when he holds me tight
Fever, I'm his misses,
Oh daddy, won't you treat him right


Now you've listened to my story
Here's the point that I have made
Cats were born to give chicks fever
Be it Fahrenheit or Centigrade

They give you fever when you kiss them
Fever if you live and learn
Fever till you sizzle
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn
What a lovely way to burn

Chords & Lyrics


Fever Tips

This song is very different than most because you'll be playing some bass riffs throughout the singing in the verses. The only rhythm is a few quick 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 drum roll as you'll see. Then it's back onto the bass playing.

There are only three chords in this one and they are C-G7- and a Cm

I'm putting in an improvised picking break but you can just keep doing rhythm if you'd like. The song has been recorded by many artists thru the years, including Elvis.

Some Elvis Trivia about Fever

Elvis Presley's recording of "Fever" was not originally planned for the "Elvis Is Back!" album. During the recording sessions at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, in April 1960, Elvis and his band started jamming and playing around with the song "Fever" as a fun warm-up during a break. The producers and Elvis liked the impromptu performance so much that they decided to record a full version of the song and include it on the album.

The "Elvis Is Back!" album was Elvis Presley's first full-length album recorded after his two-year stint in the US Army. The release marked his return to the music scene, and "Fever" was one of the highlights of the album. It showcased Elvis's vocal maturity and growth as an artist.

For his version of "Fever," Elvis adapted the song's melody and added his own vocal flourishes, giving the song a unique touch. His sultry and smooth delivery brought a fresh perspective to the classic tune, making it distinctly his own.

Elvis Presley reportedly held a special fondness for "Fever" among his recordings. He often included the song in his live performances during the early 1960s and throughout his career. Despite its relatively brief duration, "Fever" provided an opportunity for Elvis to showcase his vocal prowess and stage charisma.

Despite its popularity and Elvis's personal attachment to the song, "Fever" was not released as a single from the "Elvis Is Back!" album. It remained an album track but received significant airplay and became a fan favorite.

While "Fever" was not released as a single by Elvis, it was featured in the 1964 film "Viva Las Vegas," starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. The song appears in a dance scene where Ann-Margret performs a seductive and memorable routine.

Elvis Presley's version of "Fever" continues to be admired for its soulful and captivating performance. His interpretation of the song added to the song's enduring popularity, and it remains an important part of his musical legacy.

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