Let It Be Me

Pierre Delanoë (lyrics) Gilbert Bécaud (music)


“Let It Be Me” is a popular song originally published in French in 1955 as “Je t’appartiens”. It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers and later with the duet by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler.

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



The Everluy’s singing “Let It Be Me” (or any other song they had recorded)

LET IT BE ME has been recorded by many, many people. Here is a list of some 0f the most famous recordings of the song :


1960 – The Everly Brothers.  Got to No.18 in the chart

1960 – Andy Williams.

1961 – Chet Atkins.

1962 – The Lettermen.

1962 – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

1964 – Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare.

1964 – Betty Everett and Jerry Butler released their version as a single, which became a #5 Hot 100 hit as well as a #1 hit on Cashbox’s R&B chart.[

1965 – Carla Thomas on her album Comfort Me.

1965 – Brenda Lee

1965 – Sonny & Cher on their debut album Look at Us.

1965 – The Shadows.

1966 – Australian pop star Johnny Young, with his backing band Kompany, released this song on an EP. It was a top 10 hit record in Australia.

1966 – Peter and Gordon.

1966 – Nancy Sinatra released a version of the song on her second Lee Hazlewood produced album How Does That Grab You?

1967 – The Sweet Inspirations

1967 – Sam & Dave

1968 – Claudine Longet released a version on her album Colours

1968 – Françoise Hardy on her album En anglais.

1969 – Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry h

1969 – Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey

1969 – The 5th Dimension

1969 – Tom Jones.

1969 – Petula Clark.


1970 – Leonard Nimoy.

1970 – Bob Dylan recorded a cover of the song for his Self Portrait album.

1970 – Jay and the Americans

1970 – Elvis Presley included the song in his setlist, on his second Las Vegas engagement, in February 1970. e.

1970 – Roberta Flack

1971 – Franck Pourcel recorded an instrumental of the song on the album Et son Grande Orchestre.

1972 – Bobby Darin

1973 – The Buffoons

1973 – The Sylvers

1973 – Mary McCaslin i

1974 – Donny and Marie Osmond r

1974 – Nina Simone Simone frequently performed the song in concert.

1974 – Demis Roussos

1975 – Dave Edmunds

1976 – New Trolls, Italian popular band of rock-progressive music

1978 – Melanie

1978 – Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps

1979 – Kenny Rogers and Dottie West r


1980 – Greek singer Aleka Kanellidoy

1980 − Japanese singer Goro Noguchi

1982 – Willie Nelson had success with a rendition that went to #2 on the Billboard Country charts.

1982 – Orleans

1985 – David Hasselhoff

1985 – Idoli recorded a Serbian language version

1985 – Martin Simpson

1988 – Bruce Springsteen


1990 – Singer-songwriter Laura Nyro recorded the song, in an unusual medley with “The Christmas Song”. This track appears on the 1990 various artists CD Acoustic Christmas.

1991 – Country singer Mickey Gilley

1992 – Country musician Collin Raye

1995 – Jackson Browne and Timothy B. Schmit covered this song on the soundtrack to the film Bye Bye Love.

1995 –Bobby Caldwell

1995 – Dúo Dinámico.

1998 – Scottish folk singer Dick Gaughan.

1999 –Kenny Rogers


2000 – Scottish pop singer Justin Osuji’s

2000 – Robyn Hitchcock

2002 –Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard for Olivia’s

2002 – Willy DeVille.

2004 – Kate Ceberano

2004 – Alternative rock musician Paul Weller r

2005 – Rosie Thomas

2006 – Alternative rock musician David Pajo .

2007 – Frankie Valli

2008 – Jason Kouchak

2008 – Kenny Vance and Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge

2008 – Canadian singer Roch Voisine

2009 – Rod Stewart performed the song as a duet with R&B Soul singer Jennifer Hudson o

2009 – The Walkers r


2010 – Canadian singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson

2010 –Neil Diamond

2011 –George Harrison (before his death in 2001 though exact date is unknown) appears on bonus CD of the George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Deluxe DVD/Blu-ray edition), and Early Takes: Volume 1.

2011 – Anggun

2011 – Emma Hamilton recorded a jazz version of this song o

2012 – Christopher Owens (former Girl’s lead vocalist and guitarist)

2014 – Megan Washington and Kate Miller-Heidke

2014 – Herb Alpert re-recorded an instrumental version of the song

2014 – Joey + Rory recorded a country/bluegrass version

2014 – Michael Ball and The Overtones

2015 – Angelo Seretti recorded a disco version of this song which featured George Aaron.

2015 – Joel Alme and Jill Johnson