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Lyr Req/Add: I Love You Because

22 Sep 99 - 08:01 AM (#116387)
Subject: I love you because
From: George

Need lyrics to "I love you because" I think that's th title. Can't remember the artists but I know thre was more than one.


22 Sep 99 - 08:13 AM (#116388)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Allan C.

There may be many songs by that title. Al Martino did one long ago. You can find it at Lyric World. Try Here


22 Sep 99 - 08:21 AM (#116390)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Patrish(inactive)

I had a quick look and came up with this http://www.albany.net/~coollz/jim-because.htm


22 Sep 99 - 08:38 AM (#116394)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Allan C.

Yeah, Jim Reeves did the earlier version. I could hear his voice in my head even when I saw Al Martino's name on the page I found.


22 Sep 99 - 11:24 AM (#116440)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

The Jim Reeves one is the one I think of as well. I imagine it would be at Cowpie or the Jim Reeves web-pages.


22 Sep 99 - 12:35 PM (#116466)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Dale Rose

I'm having such a hard time putting this one together in my mind, but I do know it was written by Leon Payne. At any rate, there are quite a number of good performances which predate the Jim Reeves or Al Martino ~~ good though they may be. Elvis Presley recorded it for Sun in 1954, and it was not a new song then. I think I remember earlier recordings by Ernest Tubb, Leon Payne himself, George Morgan, and more, but at the moment I just can't think of the recorded history of the song. No doubt someone will come along and correct me, and add to the knowledge. In any event, think late 1940s for the first one.


22 Sep 99 - 01:12 PM (#116480)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (Leon Payne)
From: Gene

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
Recorded by: Ernest Tubb
Written by: Leon Payne

[G] I love you because you under-[C] stand, dear
Ev'-[G] ry single thing I try to [D] do
You're al-[G] ways there to lend a helping [C] hand, dear
But [G] most of all I [D] love you 'cause you're [G] you.

No [C] matter what the world may say a-[G] bout me
I [A] know your love will always see me [D] through
I [G] love you for the way you never [C] doubt me
But [G] most of all I [D] love you 'cause you're [G] you.

I love you because my heart is lighter
Ev'ry time you're walking by my side
I love you because the future's brighter
The door to happiness you've opened wide.

No matter what may be the style or season
I know your heart will always be true
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But, most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

SOURCE:
ERNEST TUBB/THE ERNEST TUBB STORY
Columbia Records MCA-4040


18 Dec 04 - 01:08 PM (#1360487)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Sandy Mc Lean

There is an open discussion on "the best love song".
On several similar threads in the past I voted for this one. Myself and others have posted the lyrics on threads but it dosen't seem to be in the DT. Joe, perhaps it should be considered.
Leon Payne himself can be heard singing this on The Record Lady. It has been recorded many times and was charted by several different country and pop stars. To my mind Leon himself does the best job though.
He was a star of the old Louisianna Hayride back in te 1940's- 50's . He wrote this for his wife Myrtie.
          Best regards,
             Sandy


18 Dec 04 - 01:41 PM (#1360515)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: John MacKenzie

Us irreverent youths used to sing 'I love you because you've got big glands dear' We definitely got the original from a Jim Reeves record.
Giok


18 Dec 04 - 02:09 PM (#1360539)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I love you because
From: Sandy Mc Lean

LOL Giok. Can you share the lyric changes?
       Sandy


18 Dec 04 - 03:17 PM (#1360588)
Subject: ADD: I Love You Because (Leon Payne)
From: Joe Offer

Here is a slightly different version of the lyrics, with chords deleted to make searching easier. I marked this thread for harvesting, but note that popular songs take second priority in the Digital Tradition, which has an emphasis on traditional music.
Sure is a good song, though.
-Joe Offer-


I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
(Leon Payne, 1949)

I love you because you understand, dear
Ev'ry single thing I try to do
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all because you're you.

No matter what the world may say about me
I know your love will always see me through
I love you for the way you never doubt me
But most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

I love you because my heart is lighter
Ev'ry time I'm walking by your side
I love you because the future's brighter
The door to happiness you open wide.

No matter what may be the style or season
I know your heart will always be true
I love you for a hundred thousand reasons
But, most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

©1949, by Acuff-Rose-Opryland Musinc

Source: Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy (Dorothy Horstman, 1975, 1996)


18 Dec 04 - 05:47 PM (#1360721)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: I love you because
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Thanks Joe !


19 Dec 04 - 05:45 AM (#1360990)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: I love you because
From: John MacKenzie

I love you because you've got big glands dear
Won't you let me just give them a squeeze
I promise you that I will warm my hands dear
Just let me see them swinging in the breeze.


For Sandy :~)


19 Dec 04 - 08:27 AM (#1361066)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: I love you because
From: Sandy Mc Lean

Thanks, Giok ! :-}
This song goes back to the days of the Lousianna Hayride whicc grew to rival the Grand Old Opry. Rather than creep this thread too far I will start one on the Hayride.
             Sandy