Elvis Presley Love Songs
For the Acoustic

Elvis Presley Love Songs On the Acoustic Guitar

On this page I have a collection of Elvis Presley love songs based on the list of tutorials I've done over the years. Also on this are some tips on playing various rhythm patterns, lyrics and chords pdf sheets to help with the learning curve. If you need the full lesson tutorials, there is a link for that as well.

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Elvis Presley Love Songs

1. And I Love You So

In 1970 Don McLean recorded his debut "Tapestry" album with a song he wrote called And I Love You So. Perry Como had a top 40 with the song but although Elvis recorded this song in 1975, he never released it s a single, but he performed it in many shows right to his last concert.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st Fret
  • Rhythm = a root down up down up root up down up - repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G6, Am, D7sus, D7, G, Em, C 

2. I Want You I Need You I Love You

Elvis managed his 2nd #1 hit with this song back in 1956. Steve Sholes, who was a producer at RCA, was noy happy with the 17 takes of the song the band did on short notice due to the bust touring schedule. Elvis couldn't seem to get it right and the band was exactly on the top of their game. They only had hrs to get it right. 

Sholes ended up slicing takes 14 and 17 together and no one knew.

Meatloaf used a bit of the song for inspiration in his song "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" many years later.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = Down strums to start - down down down up down up 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Dm7, G6, C, Ab, G, Am, G7, Cmaj7, C7, F, Fm, A7, D7, G, Gm, Em 

3. I've Got A Thing About You Baby

Tony Joe White wrote this one in 1972 and Elvis recorded a few years later in 1974 and released it as the B-side to "Take Good Care Of Her". Elvis managed a #33 ranking in the UK with his version.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = steady up and down with accents in some places
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = E, A, Ebm, Abm

4. One Night With You

Elvis first recorded this song back in 1957 ... but that original version wasn't released until 1983. However when Elvis re-worded some of the lyrics to the original song, it was recorded and released in Oct 1958 and scoring him a #4 hit on Billboard. And in 1959 it reached #1 in Ireland.

The song was later released in the UK in 2005 as the 1000th single to be released there.

Fats Domino, Joe Cocker and Billy Ray Cyrus all covered the song in later years but never had the commercial success that Elvis had in 1958-59.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat .. but there are bass riffs in this one
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = E, A, B7, Gb

5. Thinking About You

Elvis recorded this song for his album "Promised Land" back in 1970 and this song was a B-Side to the lead single "My Boy", but neither song charted.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = arpeggio in the beginning - root down up down up down up (repeat) - and then a down down up up down down up in a few places
  • Picking = No but a few bass runs
  • Chords = D, A/Db, Bm, Bm/A, G, Fdim, A7, C7, E7, C

So on this Elvis Presley Love Songs page we've had a closer look at 5 songs for the acoustic. I gave you free chord and lyric sheets, free demo and some rhythm tips for each song. I hope this info was useful.

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