He – The Righteous Brothers reached #18 in 1966
I remember running to the record store to buy the 45 – as soon as I heard this song – first of all I love the Righteous Brothers and secondly – I loved the fact that I could finally play a POP song at CHURCH!!
I wrote this as easy as I could – you advanced players can add more chords and ad-libs on your own. Level 2 (The basses jump around so much!!)
- The Righteous Brothers & Jerry Vale sings it in 4/4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGt5zscYAdk
- Glen Campbell and Andy Williams sings it in 3/4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf-yT697XGY
- AND a YouTube link to Dr. Alan Sissons playing this arrangement – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbVa-gbMUmU&feature=youtu.be
About the Song:
The music was written by Jack Richards, with lyrics by Richard Mullan. The song was originally published by Avas Music Publishing, Inc.
Best selling records were made by Al Hibbler (reaching #4 on the Billboard charts) and The McGuire Sisters (reaching #10 on the Billboard charts) in 1955. A later version by The Righteous Brothers reached #18 in 1966. Andy Williams released a version on his 1960 album, The Village of St. Bernadette. Diana Ross & The Supremes covered the song for In Loving Memory, a 1968 gospel compilation featuring Motown Records artists.