I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

Latest update on 05/05/2017

Artist: Leon Payne
Author: Leon Payne
Label: Capitol
Year: 1949

N°1 C&W. With elements from When You Were Sweet Sixteen (James Thornton) from the film Little Miss Broadway ('38). Also sung by Asa Yoelsen in The Jolson Story ('46). Being a big Al Jolson fan, that's where Elvis knew it from.

Covers:

1950:

Gene Autry

1950:

Ernest Tubb

1950:

Patti Page

1954:

Elvis Presley [after the fifth take, Elvis, Scotty & Bill started fooling around with That's All Right Mama (see there)]

1960:

Johnny Cash

1962:

Bob Luman

1963:

Al Martino [top 3 US]

1964:

Jim Reeves

1964:

Robert Cogoi [as Je t'aime plus fort]

1966:

Willie Nelson

1969:

Carl Smith

1969:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1970:

Bee Gees

1978:

Don Gibson

2007:

John Prine & Mac Wiseman

2012:

Lisa Marie Presley [in duet with her father's voice]

See also: Lost Highway.

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