Artist: Shirley & LeeAuthor: Leonard LeeLabel: AladdinYear: 1956
Lifts the melody of Caro Nome from Verdi's Rigoletto Opera.
Lloyd Price [as Just Because; not the Elvis song]
Freddy Fender [as Just Because]
John Lennon [idem on his Rock 'n Roll lp; he was a fan of Shirley; see also: Shame Shame Shame]
Popular slow song in south Louisiana and Texas, also covered by Joe King Carrasco and The Texas Tornadoes as Tell Me (see there).
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