Blueberry Hill is a classic song that has been covered by many artists over the years, but perhaps none more famously than Fats Domino. In his version of the song, Fats pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, in a way that brought tears to the eyes of listeners around the world.
The intro to Fats’ version of Blueberry Hill is particularly poignant. He begins by saying “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill, on a trip to Memphis, Tennessee” – an obvious nod to Elvis’ home state and the place where he made his mark on the music industry. Fats then goes on to say “The little things you said and did, we remember you with love still.” It is clear from these words that Fats was not only paying tribute to Elvis’ music, but also to the man himself and the impact he had on the world.
As the song progresses, Fats’ voice becomes more soulful and emotional. You can hear the passion in his voice as he sings about finding true love on Blueberry Hill. And when he gets to the chorus – “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill” – it’s impossible not to be moved by the raw emotion in his voice.
Finally, as the song draws to a close, Fats delivers one final message of tribute to Elvis. He sings “Though we’re apart, you’re part of me still, for you were my thrill on Blueberry Hill.” This simple yet powerful line sums up everything that Fats was trying to express with this beautiful rendition of the song. Elvis may be gone, but his legacy lives on through the music of artists like Fats Domino, who continue to keep his memory alive through their own artistry and passion.