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Let it be Me


(Curtis / Delanoe / Bécaud)


Let It Be Me was written by Pierre Delanoe and Gilbert Bécaud in 1955 under the French title Je t’Appartiens, and was first recorded that year by Bécaud. In 1957 Mann Curtis wrote English lyrics and Jill Corey introduced Let It Be Me in an episode of the TV series, Climax. Her recording (Columbia 40878) peaked at #57 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart. It wasn’t until the Everly Brothers recorded the song in 1960, however, that Let It Be Me became a hit. Their version (Cadence 1376) reached #7 on the Hot 100 chart. Other popular recordings include those by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler (Vee Jay 613) in 1964, the Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic 2418) in 1967, and Glen Campbell and Bobby Gentry (Capitol 2387) in 1969.


Elvis sang Let It Be Me in concert several times in the 1970s. It is those live versions that are on record.



(There's a beautiful song that came out a couple years, a few years ago. It's not my song, but I'd like to sing it for you)


God 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

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

2. So never leave me lonely
Just tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me


1.2. (Repeat)

And that you'll always
Let it be me

Let it be me


Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on On Stage »


- On Stage (1970) »

– Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Volume 3 (1976) »

- Elvis in Demand (1977) »

- Legendary Concert Performances (1978) »

- Greatest Moments in Music (1979) »

- Walk a Mile in My Shoes – The Essential 70’s Masters (1995)

- Ballads (1999)

- Live in Las Vegas (2001)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Polk Salad Annie (2004) - FTD »

- Love, Elvis (2005)

- Love, Elvis – UK Edition (2005)

- Live From Las Vegas (2005) – Capitol

- On Stage - February, 1970 (2012) - FTD »

– The On Stage Season (2013) - FTD »

Off-On Stage (2018) - FTD »

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