(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

Written by Bernie LoweKal MannUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Other Elvis Presley songs by Paul McCartney

Blue Suede Shoes

Officially appears on Anthology 3

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” is a popular song first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 for the soundtrack of his second motion picture, Loving You, during which Presley performs the song on screen. It was written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe and published in 1957 by Gladys Music. Clear melodic roots of this tune can be heard in the many early recordings of Boll Weevil, a traditional blues song.

Presley single

The song was a US number-one hit for Elvis Presley during the summer of 1957, staying at number-one for seven weeks, and his third of the four that he would have that year. “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” would also hit number one on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth number one on that chart. In addition the song would hit number one on the country charts for a single week. […]

Paul McCartney played “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” along with Wings during their latest recording session together in November 1980.

Last updated on December 26, 2016


Baby let me be,
your lovin' Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck,
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

I don't wanna be a tiger
Cause tigers play too rough
I don't wanna be a lion
'Cause lions ain't the kind
you love enough.
Just wanna be, your Teddy Bear
Put a chain around my neck
and lead me anywhere
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.


Let 'Em Out Vol. 7 - Pugin's Hall Rehearsals

Unofficial live • Released in 2011

Studio rehearsal

Session Recording:
Nov 30, 1980
Studio :
Pugin Hall, Tenterden, Kent, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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