Dwight Yoakam performs “Little Sister” Live from Austin TX.

Recorded at Reprise in May 1987, “Little Sister” was released as a single in February 1987. It climbed to #7 on the US Billboard Country charts.

YouTube Live From Austin TX Channel
YouTube Live From Austin TX Channel

Little Sister:

Elvis Presley Little Sister (Cover Single RCA 1961)
Elvis Presley Little Sister (Cover Single RCA 1961)

Is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who enjoyed a No. 5 hit with it on the Billboard Hot 100. The single (as a double A-side with “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”) also reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Lead guitar was played by Hank Garland, with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the distinctive bass voice of Ray Walker.

 

 

Dwight Yoakam version

Recorded at Reprise in May 1987, “Little Sister” was released as a single in February 1987. Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, it climbed to #7 on the US Billboard Country charts as single from Dwight’s 1987 album “Hillbilly Deluxe”.

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another great song: The B-Side was “This Drinkin’ Will Kill Me” from the pen of Dwight Yoakam.



 

Dwight Yoakam Little Sister (Cover Single Reprise 1987)
Dwight Yoakam Little Sister (Cover Single Reprise 1987)

Some Versions

Elvis Presley August 8, 1961
The Nighthawks 1974
Rohdes Rockers 1979
Bob Long 1982
Dwight Yoakam 1987
The Residents 1989
The BellHops 1994
The Paralyzers 1996
Rockabilly’s Trio 2002





Dwight Yoakam – Little Sister Lyrics

You’ve got your little ways to hurt me
You know just how to tear me up
And leave me in small pieces on the ground
You’ve got your little ways to hurt me
They’re not too big but they’re real tough
Just one cold look from you can knock me down

To look at you and me, no one would ever know
The pain that I’ve endured ’cause I won’t let it show
My friends would laugh out loud if they only knew
The truth about how I am just your lovesick fool

‘Cause you’ve got your little ways to hurt me
You know just how to tear me up
And leave me in small pieces on the ground
And you’ve got your little ways to hurt me
They’re not too big but they’re real tough
Just one cold look from you can knock me down

The sadness in my eyes should somehow be a clue
But no one here would ever suspect sweet little you
There’ve been rumors of the truth but I’ve kept it quiet
‘Cause I’m too ashamed to let them know you make me cry

And you’ve got your little ways to hurt me
You know just how to tear me up
And leave me in small pieces on the ground
You’ve got your little ways to hurt me
They’re not too big but they’re real tough
Just one cold look from you can knock me down
Yeah, your little ways can knock me to the ground

Dwight Yoakam Little Sister (Single Reprise 1987)
Dwight Yoakam Little Sister (Single Reprise 1987)