Eli's Coming

Album: Suitable For Framing (1969)
Charted: 10
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  • Eli's comin'
    Eli's comin'
    Whoa you better hide your heart
    Your lovin heart
    Eli's a comin and the cards say
    Broken heart
    Oh broken heart
    Eli's comin'
    Hide your heart girl
    Eli's comin'
    Hide your heart girl
    Eli's a comin'
    Better hide girl
    Eli's a comin'
    Better hide your heart
    Your heart
    Eli's comin'
    Hide your heart
    You better better hide your heart
    Eli's comin'
    Better walk walk
    But you'll never get away
    From the burn and the heartache
    I walked to apollo and the bay
    And everywhere I go
    Eli's a comin'
    Eli's a comin'
    Eli's a comin'
    And he's comin' to get me mama
    I'm down on my knees
    Eli's comin'
    Hide it girl
    Eli's a comin'
    Better hide girl
    Eli's a comin'
    Better hide your heart
    Your heart
    Eli's comin'
    Hide your heart
    You better better hide your heart
    Eli's comin'
    Better walk
    Cry but he's never gonna follow
    I cried at the corners of the square
    And everywhere I go
    Eli's a comin'
    Eli's a comin'
    Eli's a comin'
    And he comin' to get me mama
    I'm down on my knees
    I'm down on my knees
    Oh no no no
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Hide it
    Eli's comin'
    Better hide your heart girl
    Writer/s: LAURA NYRO
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Rico724 from Carlsbad,caIn 1969 Three Dog Night played in the gym at Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA for just the senior class it was a big class. Unfortunately I was only a junior at the time
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenMy nephew Eli was born in 1995 and as my sister was prepped for delivery, we started singing this song. Made for a great moment and a warm memory.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyExactly fifty years today on November 23rd, 1969, "Eli's Coming"* by Three Dog Night peaked at #10 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, and it spent fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    The rest of the Top 10 on November 23rd, 1969:
    At #1. "Come Together"/"Something" by The Beatles
    #2. "And When I Die"* by Blood, Sweat, and Tears
    #3. "Wedding Bell Blues"* by The 5th Dimension
    #4. "Take A Letter Marie" by R.B. Greaves
    #5. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam
    #6. "Smile A Little Smile For Me" by The Flying Machine
    #7. "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary
    #8. "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" by Stevie Wonder
    #9. "Down On The Corner"/"Fotunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department; three of the records in the Top 10 were composed by Laura Nyro, "And When I Die", "Wedding Bell Blues", and "Eli's Coming"...
    May Ms. Nyro {1947 - 1997} R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1969 {October 25th} Three Dog Night performed "Eli's Coming" on the ABC-TV Saturday afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Eli's Coming" was in it's first week on Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #61, five weeks later it would peak at #10 {for 2 weeks} and it spent fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #8 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    As noted above, "Eli's Coming" was composed by Laura Nyro...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show they also performed "Easy To Be Hard", at the time it was at position #18 on the Top 100, four weeks earlier it had peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for thirteen weeks...
    Between 1969 and 1975 the California band had twenty one records on the Top 100, eleven made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Mama Told Me Not To Come" for 2 weeks in 1970, "Joy To The World" for 6 weeks in 1971, and "Black and White" for 1 week in 1972...
    Member Cory Wells, born Emil Lewandowski, passed away at the age of 74 on October 28th, 2015...
    May both he and Laura Nyro {1947 - 1997} R.I.P.
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