Twenty-month-old Ella Mae was recently recorded singing Elvis Presley’s version of An American Trilogy in her car seat while out for a drive with dad.
To capture the performance, Ella Mae’s dad strapped a camera to the back seat and focused it on the toddler’s rear-facing car seat.
During the stirring performance, Ella Mae emotes heartbreak for someone whose probably only ever experienced the pain of being force-fed pureed green beans.
Ella Mae’s rendition is so cute, it almost distracts from the song’s grim subject matter.
The emotional climax of the song includes the lyrics: “So hush little baby, don’t you cry. You know daddy’s bound to die.”
But the toddler only seems to understand the word “daddy” and shouts a happy call to the driver’s seat.
Besides An American Trilogy, Ella Mae has a few other favorite songs to listen to in the car.
Her dad writes on YouTube that she enjoys singing along to other Elvis Presley songs like Suspicious Minds, The Beatles’ Twist and Shout, and more contemporary hits like The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars.
Ella Mae’s dad hopes to make another video of her singing, but says the easily-distracted toddler can be hard to film.
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