Day 5 of 30

ON THIS DAY, APRIL 5TH 1954: THE KING DONT LIFT A FINGER (or ROPE BURN)

elvis records his debut
“that’s all right”
his a loose term
like mine
like ours
like arthur crudup’s
like ain’t you ever
heard the voice of
a man sangin’ like
he was born with
a noose ’round
the inside of
his neck?

well that’s arthur

his song
not elvis
no elvis is who took
that noose straightened
that rope ran it through
trouser loop to hold
his heavy pockets
high enough
to shimmy

but you know

that’s all right
oh that’s all right
yeah that’s all right

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