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A German version was created in 1907 and some 5 years later a Russian version.
English lyrics were provided for the first three verses by the Rev.
There is no certainty that Elvis recorded "I Apologize" officially, though it is rumoured that he may have done so during his Sun days.
See when recorded and by whom, with interesting historical data. This is the original site of information about original versions of numbers recorded by Elvis Presley, which I began in about 1995.
But before him came Big Mama Thornton's version, which itself sold more than two million copies!
Although released in 1953, the original recording was actually made in 1952.
) and in 1974 he also sang a part of the song on stage in Lake Tahoe after having introduced Billy Eckstine, who was in the audience (this can be heard on the Fort Baxter CD "Last Tango In Tahoe").
RCA released this number on "A Golden Celebration" as "He's Only A Prayer Away." Elvis recorded the number on a Grundig reel-to-reel consumer tape recorder in his rented house in Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim, during his military service in Germany.