“AND I LOVE YOU SO”
We Love….. ‘And I Love You So’ by ELVIS
Is this one of the most beautiful Love songs ever?
Originally written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry, it was to become very famous in the coming years via other artists.
Perry Como was one such artist that made ‘And I love you so’ famous, as it was a hit song for him on his 1973 album ‘And I Love You So’ Como had many famous recordings, some dating back as far as 1943. ‘And I Love you So’ reached number 29 on the Billboard hot 100 charts. In 1973 it was number 1 on the easy listening charts for a week.
And I Love You So was recorded by Elvis at RCA studio C on March 11, 1975. It was released on his album, Today. Elvis regularly used it in his live shows and it was always a hit.
Simple lyrics are used in the song but to such great effect. The lyrics encapsulate love and all that it can mean. You can read the lyrics below as you listen to the song.
“And I Love You So”
I guess they understand how lonely life has been, but life began again, the day you took my hand
And yes I know how lonely life can be, shadows follow me, the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down, now that you’re around me.
And you love me too, your thoughts are just for me, you set my spirit free, I’m happy that you do
The book of life is brief, once the page is read, all but love is dead, this is my belief.