Jill Corey - LET IT BE ME

First performance: 4/03/1988


Songinfo

"Let It Be Me" is a song originally published in French in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens" interpreted by Gilbert Bécaud. The English language version used lyrics by Manny Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!. Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately  successful. It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers . The Everly Brothers helped to further popularize the song with their 1960 rendition of "Let It Be Me". The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes. This was the first Everly Brothers single to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville.
 
 
 
 
 

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Lyrics

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever, let it be me

Each time we meet, love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always let it be me

Each time we meet, love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always let it be me