Stay Away (Elvis Presley song)

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"Stay Away"
Single by Elvis Presley
A-side U.S. Male"
"Stay Away
Released 1968
Format 7" single
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Guitar Man"
"U.S. Male" / "Stay Away"
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
"Guitar Man"
"U.S. Male" /
"Stay Away"
"You'll Never Walk Alone"

"Stay Away" is a song first recorded by Elvis Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1968 motion picture Stay Away, Joe.



The song was writted by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett.[1] It is based on a traditional song titled "Greensleeves", which Presley requested to rework for him, the first version the songwriters made (in 1967) was titled "Evergreen", but Elvis never recorded it.[2][3]


Elvis Presley recorded "Stay Away" during a non-movie recording session[4] on Monday, January 15, 1968.[2]


The song was released on a single as a flip side to "U.S. Male" in 1968. "Stay Away" peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "U.S. Male" peaked at number 28.[5]


Chart (1968) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 67


  1. ^ James L. Neibaur (4 April 2014). The Elvis Movies. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 222–. ISBN 978-1-4422-3074-3. 
  2. ^ a b David Neale (2003). Roots of Elvis. iUniverse. pp. 111–. ISBN 978-0-595-29505-0. 
  3. ^ Ernst Jorgensen (22 April 2014). Elvis Presley: A Life In Music. St. Martin's Press. pp. 362–. ISBN 978-1-4668-6855-7. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Roy C. Bennett". Elvis Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 

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