About The Song

– Price’s song has also been identified as “one of the first rhythm and blues records to attract the attention of white Southern teenagers, among them Elvis Presley, who cut his own version four years later” and “becoming a repertoire staple of local country bands”.

– Lawdy Miss Clawdy was written and recorded by Lloyd Price in 1952. His recording (Specialty 428) was number one on Billboard’s rhythm & blues chart for seven weeks in July and August 1952. The piano player on the record was Fats Domino. Although many rock acts over the years have recorded Lawdy Miss Clawdy, the only other versions to reach the charts were by Gary Stites (Carlton 525) in 1960 and the Buckinghams (U.S.A. 869) in 1967. Cliff Richard’s first demo sent to British record companies was Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Breathless.

Elvis recorded Lawdy Miss Clawdy on February 3, 1956, at RCA’s New York City studios. His single release did not chart in the fall of 1956. On June 27, 1968, Elvis sang Lawdy Miss Clawdy on both the 6:00 P.M, and 8:00 P.M. shows for his TV special, Elvis. The 8:00 P.M. performance was used in the special and the soundtrack LP. An April 9, 1972, performance at Hampton Roads, Virginia, was used in the documentary Elvis On Tour. Elvis, as Dr. John Carpenter in Change of Habit, played a portion of Lawdy Miss Clawdy on the piano.

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– The song became one of the biggest selling R&B records of 1952 and crossed over to other audiences. “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” inspired many songs and has been recorded by a variety of artists.

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Lyric

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Well lawdy, lawdy, lawdy miss clawdy
Girl you sure look good to me
But please don’t excite me baby
I know it can’t be me

Well as a girl you want my money
Yeah but you just won’t treat me right
You like to ball every morning
Don’t come home till late at night

Oh gonna tell, tell my mama
Lord, I swear girl what you been to me
I’m gonna tell everybody that I’m down in misery

So bye, bye, bye, baby
Girl, I won’t be comin’ no more
Goodbye little darlin’ down the road I’ll go
So, bye, bye, bye baby
Girl, I won’t be comin’ no more
Goodbye little darlin’ down the road I’ll go