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Long Black Limousine – Elvis Presley – 1969

About The Song

“Long Black Limousine” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969. It was released as part of his album “From Elvis in Memphis” and has since become a notable track in his discography. The song tells a poignant story of lost love and the emotional impact of a long black limousine.

Five facts about “Long Black Limousine – Elvis Presley – 1969”:

  1. Songwriting Credits: “Long Black Limousine” was written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George. It was first recorded by country artist Glen Sherley in 1967 and later covered by Elvis Presley.
  2. Album Inclusion: The track is featured on Elvis Presley’s 1969 album “From Elvis in Memphis,” which marked a return to his roots in rock and roll and country music after a period of focusing on movie soundtracks.
  3. Narrative Theme: The lyrics depict the tragic story of a woman who waits for her lover’s return, only to find out he died in a car crash. The long black limousine arrives with the sad news, adding a poignant touch to the narrative.
  4. Elvis’s Interpretation: Elvis Presley’s rendition of “Long Black Limousine” showcases his powerful vocals and emotional delivery. His interpretation added a soulful and heartfelt dimension to the song, contributing to its enduring appeal.
  5. Legacy and Covers: Over the years, “Long Black Limousine” has been covered by various artists, attesting to its enduring popularity. The song’s emotional depth and Elvis Presley’s interpretation have made it a classic in the country and rock genres.



There’s a long line of mourners
Driving down our little street
Their fancy cars are such a sight to see, oh yea
They’re all rich friends who knew you in the scene
And now they’ve finally brought you
Brought you home to me

When you left you know you told me
That some day you’d be returnin’
In a fancy car, all the town to see, oh yea,
Well now everyone is watching you
You finally had your dream, yea
You’re ridin’ in a long black limousine

You know the papers told of how you lost your life, oh yea
The party, the party and the fatal crash that night
Well the race along the highway, oh the curve you didn’t see
When you’re riding in that long black limousine

Through tear filled eyes I watch as you pass by oh yea
A chauffeur, a chauffeur at the wheel dressed up so fine
Well I never, I never, never, never
Oh my heart, all my dreams yea, they’re with you
In that long black limousine

Yea, yea, they’re with you in that long black limousine

Yea, yea, they’re with you in that long black limousine