And I love you so

And I Love You So
Written by Don McLean.

Today a review of ‘And I love you so’. Along with a video from the French 1988 TV-program ‘Le Grand Echiquier’ where Shirley featured this song live. She souds a bit nasal because of a cold she had. I also found the sheet music of this song that you can see below. For anybody who wants to download the sheet music in better quality CLICK HERE

Released 1972 on a single and on the album And I Love You So. Also recorded together with the London Symphony Orchestra 1984 on the album I Am What I Am. A live recording is available on the album Live at Carnegie Hall.

1970 a record with some songs of Don McLean was issued under the title “Tapestry” containing among other songs “And I Love Her So”. 1970 Perry Como covered this song as “And I Love You So” on his album “It’s Impossible”. 1973 he re-released the song and reached No. 29 in the US Billboard.

Don McLean had not reached the charts with the song, but 1971 with the famous “American Pie”. For that song McLean even became the subject of the hit Killing Me Softly With His Song. But the singer refused to let the success of “American Pie” straitjacket his career. In subsequent records he avoided any attempts to recreate the “American Pie” flavor; his sales plummeted, and his later releases even failed to chart. Though this does not mean that he has not a big number of fans around the world, and he’s regularly giving concerts. For much more info on Don McLean look at The Official Don McLean Web SiteDon McLean Online or Don McLean: The Legendary American Singer/Songwriter.

Lyrics

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know
I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand

And yes, I know
How lonely life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And you loved me too
Your thoughts are just for me
You set my spirit free
I’m happy that you do
The book of life is brief
And once a page is read
All but love is there
That is my belief

And yes, I know
How loveless life can be
The shadows follow me
And the night won’t set me free
But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me

And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know

(Transcribed by Roman)

Picture from the cover of the single And I Love You So


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