Welcome to my Love Me Tender chords and lyrics page. Below is a free pdf you can download, my demo of the song, lyrics, an old Elvis clip which looks like the recording was synced to and a tip or two on playing the song.
Love Me Tender Chords And Lyrics Demo Tips & Pdf
The melody of this tune comes from an old Civil War song called Aura Lee dates 1861. The lyrics were changed for Elvis's version in 1956 by Ken Darby. According to Darby, Elvis would often take a song and change around to fit his style as he didn't read music. The song was a #1 hit in the US and Canada.
Many artists over the years since have covered this song including Percy Sledge, Nat King Cole, Freddy Fender, Barry Manilow just to name a few.
The movie producer would not allow Elvis's bandmates Scotty Moore, Bill Black and JD Fontana to play on the recording so they were replaced with studio musicians.
Drop D Tuning = Yes
Capo = No
Rhythm = root down bass down -- or root up down up bass up down up