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In A Heartbreaking Performance, Elvis Presley Sings 'Moody Blue' For The Last Time

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On Feb. 4, 1976, Elvis Presley recorded what would soon become his final No. 1 hit song, "Moody Blue."

"Moody Blue" was written by Mark James, a writer who also penned Presley's signature song, "Suspicious Minds.

Early in 1976, Presley recorded the song from the Jungle Room in his Graceland home. The song was released from the album of the same name, Moody Blue, as an experimental track.  

Following a string of many No. 1 hit songs throughout his career, "Moody Blue" became Presley's final No. 1 of his life. Before his untimely passing, the song topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in early 1977, while also peaking at No. 31 on the Hot 100 chart. 

"Moody Blue" was only performed one time the whole way through. On February 21, 1977 Presley sang his chart-topper during a show in Charlotte, NC. The day before the show, Presley tried to perform the song but immediately forgot the words and was unable to sing. 

In the video below, Presley performs "Moody Blue" for the first and last time. Before he begins the song, he told the crowd, 

I'd like to try to do my latest record, I tried it last night but I didn't make it. I don't know the words to it so I have to read it. If I goof it up, just please forgive us.

Unfortunately, Presley passed six months after the song topped the charts.  

Watch the video below to hear Presley's one live performance of "Moody Blue."

LYRICS BELOW

Well, it's hard to be a gambler
Bettin' on the number
That changes ev'ry time
Well, you think you're gonna win
Think she's givin' in
A stranger's all you find
Yeah, it's hard to figure out
What she's all about
That she's a woman through and through
She's a complicated lady, so color my baby moody blue,

Oh, Moody blue
Tell me am I gettin' through
I keep hangin' on
Try to learn the song
But I never do
Oh, Moody blue,
Tell me who I'm talkin' to
You're like the night and day
And it's hard to say
Which one is you.

Well, when Monday comes she's Tuesday,
When Tuesday comes she's Wednesday,
Into another day again
Her personality unwinds
Just like a ball of twine
On a spool that never ends
Just when I think I know her well
Her emotions reveal,
She's not the person that
I though I knew
She's a complicated lady, so color my baby moody blue,

Oh, Moody blue
Tell me am I gettin' through
I keep hangin' on
Try to learn the song
But I never do
Oh, Moody blue,
Tell me who I'm talkin' to
You're like the night and day
And it's hard to say
Which one is you.

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