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I Love You Because

COVERED BY ELVIS

I love you because
a link in the chain of two broken hearts


recording date elvis: Monday 5 july 1954
first release: on audio album elvis presley ( march 1956 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lpm 1254


originally by: Leon Payne With String Band

year: 11 august 1949
originally written by: Leon Payne
catalognumber: 40238
label: capitol records

Born: June 15, 1917
Died: September 11, 1969
Country: United States



In his book "The Originals", Arnold Rypens professes that this number is derived from "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" from the 1938 film "Little Miss Broadway". Whatever the truth of this proposition, the song "I Love You Because" was written and first recorded by blind Texas hillbilly singer Leon Payne, who had a hit with it on Capitol in 1949, and reaching number 1 on the country jockey chart for two weeks starting 14 January, 1950. According to Payne's widow in "Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy," by Dorothy Horstman, "Leon said he wrote the song for me." Payne later covered Elvis's adaption of "My Baby Left Me" under the name Rock Rogers.


I Love You Because
performed by:
Leon Payne



I love you because you understand dear
Every single thing I try to do.
You're always there to lend a helping hand, dear.
most of all I love you cause 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 lighther
Everytime I'm walking by your side
I love you because the future is 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,
most of all I love you 'cause you're you.








I Love You Because
performed by: Elvis Presley



I love you because you understand dear
Every 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.
Most of all I love you 'cause you're you.

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,
most of all I love you 'cause you're you.






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