“You Gave Me a Mountain” is a song written by Marty Robbins and originally recorded by him in 1969. However, the most famous and successful version of the song was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1973, as part of his album “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite.”
The song tells the story of a man who has faced many struggles and hardships in his life. He feels like he has been climbing a mountain, with no end in sight. He describes feeling defeated and hopeless, until someone comes into his life and helps him find the strength to keep going.
Elvis’ rendition of the song is a powerful, emotional ballad, with his signature rich and soulful voice. The song was a hit for him, reaching number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart.
Over the years, “You Gave Me a Mountain” has been covered by many artists, including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton. It remains a popular and beloved song, known for its uplifting message of perseverance and hope.
The strength of Elvis’s voice is so outstanding! His passion and love for music is none we will ever see or hear again. In this song he directs his band with the very movements and eye contact he gives his band. Just totally unbelievable. Nothing before Elvis and nothing since.