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Don't Cry Daddy by Elvis Presley

Album: The Essential Elvis PresleyReleased: 1969Charted:
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  • This was written By Mac Davis, who also wrote Elvis' hit "In The Ghetto." Elvis sings it from the perspective of a man who has lost his wife, and his sadness is making his kids sad also. But the song leaves a question: Was it death or divorce? The lyrics don't say. (thanks, Dennis - Ambridge, PA)
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On November 10th 1969, Elvis Presley's last feature film, "Change of Habit", had its world premiere in New York City...
It would more than two months later on January 21st, 1970 before it was released to theaters across the U.S.A.
The song "Rubberneckin'" was featured in the movie...
Thirteen days after the movie had its premiere, on November 23rd, 1969, "Don't Cry Daddy" b/w "Rubberneckin'" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #73; and nine weeks later on January 25th, 1970 it peaked at #6 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
It reached #3 on both Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and the Canadian Adult chart.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Hey Dennis:

Well seeing that Elvis and precilla didn't get divorced until 1973 I kinda doubt your perspective. I think more than that actual story, Presley like Country music and this is, basically, a country song. Elvis was also a "Sucker" for a really god ballad and this really IS a good one :-)

Dave Crimmen
Dave - Broadmoor, Ca