I’m Just a Hunk, a Hunk of Burnin’ Love!

Another fun song to perform on the ukulele. One can never go wrong doing an Elvis song, because Elvis performed on an ukulele in at least 3 of his movies, most notably Blue Hawaii.  Burning Love was written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander. It was soon covered and brought to fame by Elvis Presley, becoming his biggest hit single in the US since Suspicious Minds in 1969 and his last Top 10 hit in the American Hot 100 or pop charts. It was also his 40th song to become a Number 1 hit in his career.

Many Disney Films fans fell in love with the version sung by Wynona on the soundtrack of the movie, Lilo and Stitch in 2003, so here is the video of that fun, upbeat and modern version.

Burning Love

[C] Lordy, Mama – [F] I feel my [G7]temperature [C] risin’!

Higher, higher, it’s [F] burnin’ [G7]thru to my [C]soul!

[C] Girl, girl, girl! [F] You’re gonna [G7] set me on [C] fire!

[C] My brain is flaming, [F] I don’t know [G7] which way to [C] go.

Your [Am]kisses [G7]lift me [F] higher,

Like the [Am]sweet song [G7]of a [F]choir.

You [Am]light my [G7]morning [F]sky

Like [G7]burning [C] love!

[C]Ooh, ooh, ooh! [F] I feel my [G7]temperature [C]risin’!

[C]Help me, I’m flaming, I [F]must be a [G7]hundred and [C]nine!

[C]Burning, burning, [F] burning and [G7]nothing can [C]cool me.

[C]I just might turn into [F]smoke, but [G7]I feel [C]fine…..!

Your [Am]kisses [G7]lift me [F] higher,

Like the [Am]sweet song [G7]of a [F]choir.

You [Am]light my [G7]morning [F]sky

Like [G7]burning [C] love!

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[C]It’s getting closer – the [F]flames are [G7]reaching my [C]body!

[C]Please won’t cha help me? I [F]feel like I’m [G7]slipping a-[C]way!

[C]It’s hard to breathe…[F] and my [G7]chest is a-[C]heavin’.

[C]Lord-a mercy, I’m [F]burnin’ a [G7]hole where I [C] lay!!!

Your [Am]kisses [G7]lift me [F] higher,

Like the [Am]sweet song [G7]of a [F]choir.

You [Am]light my [G7]morning [F]sky

Like [G7]burning [C] love!

[C] Burning [F] love!       [C] Burning [F] love!

[C] Burning [F] love!       [C] Burning [F] love!

I’m just a [C] hunk, a hunk of burning [F] love!

I’m just a [C] hunk, a hunk of burning [F] love!

               (Repeat and fade out….)

 

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