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    Elvis Presley

    Hello.
    In this song two moments are very strange

    Only you can'd make all this world seem right,
    Only you can'd make the darkness bright,
    Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do,
    And to fill my heart with love for only you.

    As I guess "can'd"=can do ?
    But 'to fill' should be the bare infinitive. He ( the greatest singer) made a mistake ! )

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    Re: Elvis Presley

    Hi!
    If you google the lyrics, most pages will give you this:

    Only you can make all this world seem right
    Only you can make the darkness bright
    Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do
    And fill my heart with love for only you

    I do hear D after can but I guess it's his pronunciation. As to TO before fill - it's an illusion. If you listen carefully, you will hear that it's the D from anD that he is stretching: anddd.

    Hope this helps.




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    Re: Elvis Presley

    "Only You" was released by The Platters, and was a hit single for them in 1955.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r2pEdc1_lI

    In the opening verse from the original song, you can hear them sing "Only you, can'd make all this world seem right. Only you, can'd make the darkness bright."

    They've put in a syllable filler after "can". For me, the filler sounds like a light "da". When I sing it, I sing it with a light "na".


    I'm not sure why some of the YouTube videos of the song have Elvis Presley's picture in them.



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    Last edited by lotus888; 25-Sep-2014 at 01:17.

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    Re: Elvis Presley

    not a teacher

    @lotus888: Thanks for the link to this charming video. Yes, it is strange that so many of the YouTube posts are credited to Elvis.
    The way that lead singer Tony Williams emphatically pronounces the "n" in "can" is especially clear the first time he sings it, and it does suggest a "da" sound, as you say. I suppose that some of these online lyrics are transcribed by non-native speakers from YouTube videos.
    Last edited by JMurray; 26-Sep-2014 at 00:57. Reason: typo

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