Jul 282009

“Love Me Tender” is a song sung by Elvis Presley, to the tune of “Aura Lee” (or Aura Lea). My favorite song Aura Lee was published in 1861.

Elvis Presley performed “Love Me Tender” on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, shortly before the single’s release and about a month before the movie, Love Me Tender, was released, for which the song was originally recorded.

On the following day, September 10, 1956, RCA received 1 million advance orders for the song Love Me Tender, making it a gold record before it was even released.

This American Traditional song is a very easy guitar duet.

 Aura Lee