NEW YORK – Stick this in your ear: an Elvis (search) song written in 1964 but never released because it was too racy.
In October, RCA will dust off the song "I'm a Roustabout," which sat in the writer's basement for 39 years because it contained the line, "Stick it in his ear."
"In 1964, they thought it was somewhat abusive language," said Joe DiMuro, executive vice president of RCA's parent company, BMG Strategic Marketing Group.
"Compared to 2003, that's sugar-coating."
The song will be the centerpiece of "Elvis: 2nd to None," (search) a compilation album.
But it was rejected by movie producer Hal Wallis, who went with a tamer tune from another songwriting team.
The original acetate recording collected dust in the cellar of Scott's New Jersey home until earlier this year, when he was contacted by RCA Elvis historian Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, who had heard the songwriter had a copy.
Scott, 78, agreed to grant RCA rights to the recording for a "token" sum of money. "It's very gratifying for me to finally have this song be released," he said.
"I hope that it brings Elvis fans as much joy as it did for me and Otis when we originally wrote it."