Elvis Presley - Harbor Lights Lyrics




I saw the harbor lights

They only told me we were parting
Those same old harbor lights
That once brought you to me.

I watched the harbor lights
How could I help it?
Tears were starting.
Good-bye to golden nights
Beside the silvery seas.

I long to hold you dear,
And kiss you just once more.
But you were on the ship,
And I was on the shore.

Now I know lonely nights
For all the while my heart keeps praying
That someday harbor lights
Will bring you back to me.





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  1. David Gibbs

    What a lovely song by the greatest singer to ever breath.Taken far too young.

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening David and have a great day from Lloyd :)

  2. Zachary Schultz

    My favorite Elvis song ❤...please come back Elvis 😥🥺 we need you

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out Zachary and have a great day from Lloyd :)

  3. Julia Hansen

    🌺💝🌺

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening Julia and have a Happy Holiday Season from Lloyd :)

  4. Mlchael Wray

    2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣😎👊🇺🇸

    lrh1966

    Thanks Michael for listening and have a Happy Holiday Season from Lloyd :)

  5. John Dear

    Man you people are stupid, don’t let Elvis fans listen to this shit, this ISN’T Elvis !

  6. John Dear

    Irh1966 - This isn’t Elvis, you fool!

    John Dear

    lrh1966 - How the hell would I know, I just know it isn’t Elvis. You must not be an American.

    lrh1966

    Yes it is Elvis from one of his variety albums.

    John Dear

    lrh1966 - No this is Not Elvis. Do you know how many Elvis impersonator there are. You wouldn’t know Elvis’s voice if he came back and sang to you personally.

    John Dear

    lrh1966 This is a wannabe Elvis from Hawaii no doubt. You better see an ENT doctor to get your ears checked.

    Ali Baba

    @John Dear It's him the same record released by Sun Records! Besides no impersonator no matter how good could do his voice! Mostof them tried but gave a cheesy and stupid imitation!

  7. belen rebollero

    Fuck elvis

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

  8. Ellen R.

    What a beautiful song.  Elvis had a lovely voice.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Ellen for checking it out and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

  9. Lee Harvey Assassinated Lincoln

    I'm a huge Elvis fan and have been my whole life. I heard this when I was a kid and for at least a decade never remember hearing another version. Since then I have heard several other versions, but, for some inexplicable reason, haven't heard this one for a long time. I was watching a MASH episode and they had a version I couldn't make out whose, but I knew it was Harbor Lights. It hit me I haven't heard this version in a looooong time. I had to hear it. It sounds as good as I remember, thanks.

    lrh1966

    Have a great day and thanks for checking it out from Lloyd :)

  10. Sandro Macedo

    Capão do leão,brazil,loves elvis.

    lrh1966

    Have a great day Sandro and thanks for checking it out from Lloyd :)

  11. Meliaresort Mazara del vallo

    voce d'angelo

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out and have a great week from Lloyd :)

  12. Nina Holmes

    A true genius from God. He was born The King. What a voice. So pure❤️

    lrh1966

    Have an awesome day Nina and thanks for listening from Lloyd :)

  13. Sam Conner

    Not his kind of song. One of the few early songs i just don't like.

  14. John Steelman

    What was Elvis's very first song he recorded ?

    lrh1966

    I am not sure at the moment?? It appears to be "That's All Right" from research. Have a great day John and thanks for listening from Lloyd :)

    Edmund S. Jacobsen

    It would't be the same without you, I think and even more pretty

  15. Sam Conner

    Thiis is on his first album.."Elvis Presley" .

    lrh1966

    Have a great day Sam and thanks for listening from Lloyd :)

    tall man

    Not really.

  16. Imani M

    Heard this for the first time on his birthday last week. Love at first listen 💕🎶

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

    Imani M

    You're very welcome! You do the same (:

  17. Samsons Delilah

    The first time I ever heard this track it was being sung by Wayne Newton. I was only a child but I've never forgotten it.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Moira for checking it out and have an awesome week from Lloyd :)

    Samsons Delilah

    lrh1966
    thanks Lloyd.

  18. alfonso miguel ramos canca

    Elvis whistles?

    lrh1966

    Have a Happy Holiday Season Alfonso and thanks for listening, from Lloyd :)

  19. Ingrid Vaumont

    Zo mooi

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out and have a great week from Lloyd :)

  20. Jan Hochedez

    💖💖💖💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

    lrh1966

    Thanks Jan for listening and have a great day from Lloyd :)

  21. Sameiro Rodrigues

    Excellent! Thank you so much!

    lrh1966

    Thanks Sameiro for listening and have an awesome week from Lloyd :)

  22. gabby

    listen at 0.75 speed i promise

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

  23. Sean Fitzpatrick

    is that Elvis whistling also

    lrh1966

    I think it is. Thanks Sean for checking it out and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

    Sean Fitzpatrick

    lrh1966 your welcome Elvis always had a good voice the power voice was in the seventies the rockabilly style the 50s but his voice was actually at his best in the early 60s the voice control the smoothness the range that voice of Elvis is highly ignored is best singing and far as range high and low in control was 1960 to 1964 that's when Elvis's range was at his best he always can sing certain songs really well but it's been strange was the early 60s

  24. Grim Beorn

    Elvis is still the King!

    From Turkey with Love..

    lrh1966

    Thanks Grim for listening and have an awesome week from Lloyd :)

    unlud ash

    kıral seviliyosun

  25. Joe Godwin

    The young Elvis. His raw talent. It's like that moment in time just floats thru to whoever hears it next. Thanks Elvis!!

    lrh1966

    Thanks Joe for listening and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

  26. ELVIS PRESLEY a singer

    i love elvis im elvis

    lrh1966

    Thanks Sam for checking it out and have a great week from Lloyd :)

  27. Trevor Morris

    I wouldn't have recognised his voice here. It sounds like a young voice. It became a super baritone, deeper, richer and more resonant as he grew older. Listen to him singing Blue Christmas for instance. His voice is quite different by then, and better I think.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Trevor for listening and have a great week from Lloyd :)

    Trevor Morris

    Highlighted reply
    ++lrh1966
    Thanks for posting this. I've not heard this before and I'm always interested in listening to things I've missed in the past, especially by someone, like Elvis.

  28. Sandra Miller

    this was good but his voice was always good But it really got Better w time emotional s a age. after his divorce. Elvis talked to you in his songs like he was saying. just love me don't judge me.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Sandra for listening and have an awesome week from Lloyd :)

  29. Linda Dustin

    Hope Elvis read and understood EPH 2:8-9 and JOHN 3:16 cause I like to see the dude in heaven

    lrh1966

    Thanks Larry for checking it out and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

  30. Andrew Demetrius

    Thank fuck Sam Phillips encouraged Elvis to do something else! The Platters recorded the definitive version of this song while this should have been erazed!

  31. MAN WITH NO NAME Mystic

    1 guitar 🎸 1 singer! Only the 👑 KING cuold slam I home RESPECT ✊ IS DUE ,better than the original by THE PLATTERS.🍾

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening and have a great week from Lloyd :)

    Baxter Knievel

    Elvis and Scotty Moore

    CJ Gonzalez

    2 guitars and a bass

  32. ASK

    you made me sleep.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Ananda for checking it out and have a great week from Lloyd :)

  33. TheSmithChannel

    great song awesome just to good sounds great

    lrh1966

    Thanks Smitty for checking out this song and have an awesome day from Lloyd.

  34. Leona Monzer

    the king

    lrh1966

    Thanks Leona for listening to this song and have an awesome day from Lloyd.

  35. MAN WITH NO NAME Mystic

    So simple yet beautiful.Sounds like it was recorded in a shed.☝️😃

    lrh1966

    Thanks Hitesh for listening to this song and have an awesome day from Lloyd.

  36. Edward Baggett

    too much guitar

    lrh1966

    Thanks Edward for listening and have a great week from Lloyd :)

  37. christian gibson

    They don't make music like that anymore 1950s rocks

    lrh1966

    I agree!! Thanks Christian for listening and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

    christian gibson

    Thank you for putting this song on youtube.

    christian gibson

    thanks man

  38. Sally Smith

    Hard to believe that he was only nineteen when he sang this. His voice is pure, tranquil beauty. Fly high, Elvis. Rest in peace. 👼

    lrh1966

    Remember when he sang on all those TV show specials? Great musical memories!! Thanks Sally for listening and have an awesome day from Lloyd :)

    Sally Smith

    lrh1966 Thanks so much same to you 😊

  39. Hunt aus47

    I can play this on guitar

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out and best wishes for 2017 from Lloyd :)

  40. Janine Hoche

    💖💕💕

  41. Cookie Ceo

    I had this album and went to a party and someone stole it. But Elvis will always be the king. Thank you so much for this album.

    lrh1966

    Thanks for checking it out and have a great day from Lloyd.

  42. Perus Byman

    Very good version of this 1930's song of  Frances Langford (1937). But the greatest version  is  the finnish (also 1937, early birds) Dallapé, Harmony sisters (a fixture in Scandinavian popular music from late 1930's to early 1960's). Look for Dallapé Sataman. No messing around there.

    lrh1966

    I will check out those versions sometime when I get a chance. Thanks Perus for giving this song a listen and have a great day from Lloyd.

  43. superbangpower

    Pure gold

    lrh1966

    Thanks for giving this Elvis track a listen and have a great day from Lloyd.

  44. Abel Gerrero

    very nice version.

    lrh1966

    Thanks Abel for listening.

    RocRaida71

    [email protected]

    lrh1966

    Thanks Roc for giving this Elvis song a listen and have an awesome day from Lloyd.

  45. Howard Speizer

    It's ironic that I found this on August 16, 2016. I've never heard this one before. Never knew he sang this.

    lrh1966

    This one does not get played much on oldies radio and could possibly explain why you have not heard it before. Thanks Howard for checking out this Elvis song.

    jaromir1942

    Harbour Light" was recorded 20th January 1956 at Sun.First released on LP".Legendarry Performer Vol 2" on January 1976.

    Sandro Macedo

    I heard this song sung by The platters first.Elvis after too.

  46. Eric Purkey

    Elvis could have gone much further as a song artist if he would have found his purpose and never touched drugs and would most likely would be with us today still singing had he done these things.

    lrh1966

    I agree and it is a shame many artists left like this. Thanks Eric for checking it out and commenting.

    sueno profundo

    I agree with you with the added point of Colonel Tom Parker not getting hold of him. If only.

    Imani M

    Eric, it breaks my heart

    thv2101

    Or he could've DIED IN AN EVEN WORSE, AND MORE HORRIBLE MANNER--DISMEMBERED IN A CAR ACCIDENT, FOR EXAMPLE, had he been as squeaky-clean as the Pope, Nostradamus...

  47. 90s R

    They should put this song in fallout

  48. krmna Bars

    Presiosa musica!!

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays from Lloyd.

  49. Lee Pee

    Elvis at his absolute best , at Sun records .

    lrh1966

    Thanks Lee for listening and happy holiday season to you from Lloyd.

  50. Antonio Miguel Navarrete Fernández

    Elvis 1954, puro instinto .Quieren hacer nueva música, nuevos sonidos,.......y lo consiguieron. Aquí se aprecia la gran calidad de registros que posee el joven Elvis. Pero sobre todo el sabia dar un toque muy personal a cualquier canción que interpretara. Harbor Lights es un buen ejemplo. Sun Records sessions la génesis del más grande cantante Rock de todos los tiempos. Siempre Elvis.

    lrh1966

    Thank you Antonio for listening to this early Elvis song and I have another 1954 song by Elvis here at the link... https://youtu.be/a6Ne9VLpByE

    Thomas Watts

    Oui, vous avez raison, mon ami! Vivre le Roi Elvis!

  51. jitterbug121

    TY for posting!

    lrh1966

    You are welcome and thanks for listening.

  52. Jack Kane

    Great,thank you for posting.

  53. roy newbigging

    the greatess singer thar ever lived god must be so happy
       Rocket Roy

  54. Savoy209

    why so many dislikes

    John Harris

    Justin bieber fans

    Thomas Watts

    They're doofusses or rappers.

    Sam Conner

    One of the few early elvis songs I just don't like. It's just not his kind of song.

  55. Lara Maack

    Lovely

    lrh1966

    Thank you Lara for listening and his music is timeless.

  56. cmloz

    Cover of a Bing Crosby song. Don't know if true or not, but J.Cash's biography says this was the first song Elvis recorded at Sun Records. Sam Phillips was so disappointed he asked them to take a break, during which Elvis started playing 'That's All Right'. Phillips asked them to try that as a recording, and the rest is history....

    Glenn Matuszewski

    cmloz wasn't that the song It Would'nt Be The Same Without You, on that session?

    RychleTube

    I Think the first song he recorded was "My Happiness" which he recorded to know what his voice sounds like on the record.

    Karen Middleton

    The first thing he recorded was that record for his mom. That's how he was discovered by Marion and she told Sam Phillips about him. Sun records has several Facebook pages. Join one and you'll learn a lot about Elvis and Sun records. That's how I came across this song. I'm not sure when it was recorded. Need to do some research.

  57. Rob Jones

    How many 19 year olds have sounded like this, before or afterwards ?
    Utterly wonderful. One of the most beautiful tracks by the Sun King, and the most
    overlooked.

    alfonso miguel ramos canca

    @Samsons Delilah yes.I do not know if it's Elvis or a chorus.

    Samsons Delilah

    alfonso miguel ramos canca :
    Thank you.

    alfonso miguel ramos canca

    @Samsons Delilah I think it's a chorus of whistles

    Rob Jones

    @Samsons Delilah Yes, it was Elvis whistling on the song.

    6lr6ak6

    Always my favourite track of Elvis.

  58. Mike S

    Perfect!

    lrh1966

    Thanks Mike for listening to this Elvis track.

  59. LadyElvis8

    .O O. -Aww! Elvis's sweet voice brought tears to my eyes. He's so dreamy<3
    '  U   '

  60. Earthling Forever

    Just. Listen. to. That. Voice.  mama mia.

    lrh1966

    Elvis is timeless.

    James Mays

    lrh1966 verm gosnel

    Imani M

    It's incredible! He was incredible

  61. Nina Garcia

    This is the most beautiful version, Elvis voice is so sweet.

    lrh1966

    Thanks for listening to Elvis from 1954.

  62. jaygatsby1

    does anyone know if elvis did the whistling on this? 

    Mark El Super Bueno81

    I'm pretty sure it was him I'll check tomorrow

  63. lrh1966

    I agree with you on that. These are all great artists you mentioned above that helped evolve the music genres they played in at the time. Thanks for listening to this Elvis P. recording...Friends, Lloyd.

  64. vp81955

    Presley took the many influences to his music -- from Arthur Crudup to Bill Monroe to Joe Turner to Dean Martin -- and made something fresh and exciting out of it. His Sun recordings are as essential to rock 'n' roll as Louis Armstrong's Hot Five sides are to jazz.

  65. lrh1966

    Thanks for listening to this Elvis P. recording...Friends, Lloyd.

  66. Maya Kindeer

    he was good singer!! people can say however, but elvis always amazaing! if you agree or disagree!!! :D

  67. lrh1966

    Thanks for the song research info. I wish you an awesome day.

  68. Dictum1

    It seems it is Scotty Moore.

    If you do a google search for this 'ELVIS AT SUN: An Overview of the Audio Restoration' you will come across lots of interesting info.

    Cheers.

  69. lrh1966

    You might have to research online or in an old record book about Elvis P. My apology for not being of help with your question. Thanks for listening to this 1954 recording...Friends, Lloyd.

  70. Dictum1

    Do we know for certain who is playing guitar on this recording?

    Is it Scotty Moore or someone else like Hank Garland, perhaps?

  71. lrh1966

    I will check out those versions sometime. Thanks for checking this Elvis track out...Friends, Lloyd.

  72. MTN's Music Collection

    This song was later became a hit for the Platters in 1960 which was 6 years after Elvis did. The Mills Brothers did that as well.

  73. lrh1966

    Elvis was an awesome performer. Thanks for listening to this track...Friends, Lloyd.

  74. Watchinshadows2

    A complete mastery of vocal technique, the like of which was unrivaled, in my opinion.

  75. lrh1966

    I agree! Thanks for listening to this Elvis recording...Friends, Lloyd.

  76. cuppajoe1

    he was just a kid when he recorded this song. Such a pure and sweet voice.

  77. lrh1966

    You are welcome and thanks for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

  78. lrh1966

    Thanks for checking out this Elvis P. song, and Happy Holiday's...Friends, Lloyd.

  79. lrh1966

    Thanks for listening to this vintage Elvis Presley recording...Friends, Lloyd.

  80. motomichi okura

    One of my 429 favourites. I'm 67.

  81. MrOnlystrongsurvive

    i miss you Elvis

  82. lrh1966

    You are welcome. Thank you for listening to this Elvis song...Friends, Lloyd.

  83. lrh1966

    Elvis was great and a sad loss indeed!! Thanks for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

  84. tommy hall

    I was born in 1942 and when this guy died it was like losing a brother, me and him were so close, we used to go into a tough dance hall called the Tudor, and when an Elvis record was played, [a DJ. with a Dansete]' the girls would scream and rush to the dance floor, and we'ed be there, sideburned, dark-eyed, waiting-for-em.

  85. lrh1966

    Thank you for listening to this Elvis Presley song...Friends, Lloyd.

  86. Mariangela Tavares

    LOVE, LOVE...DECADE DE 50.......HUGS FROM SÃO PAULO/BR

  87. lrh1966

    I agree!! Even though he made allot of money in his music career, it sounds like he still had a hard life in many ways! Thanks for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

  88. cloverandsong

    I love the Hawaiian guitar. He sounds so young on this record. I still love him. I wonder who is whistling. No one has ever come along to take his place. It is too bad he left us so young and it is too bad he couldn't have had a more normal life.

  89. lrh1966

    I think he could have been as well. Thanks for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

  90. cloverandsong

    A very young Elvis. He did it his way with Hound Dog but he could have been the No. 1 pop singer of all time.

  91. lrh1966

    @justmusicandme

    This was one of my parents favorite records in their collection, thank you for checking it out...Friends, Lloyd.

  92. lrh1966

    @1uptospeed

    I get these records from various estate sales, flea markets, and many from my grandparents/parents old record collection. Thank you for listening to this vintage Elvis song...Friends, Lloyd.

  93. 1uptospeed

    ive thought ive heard elvis! never heard this thanks Irh1966 man where do you get all these TUNES?