“And I Love You So” is a popular song written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. Its chorus features an unusual rhyming scheme for a popular song: ABBA versus the usual AB(C or A)B.
Did You Know
“And I Love You So” was a 1973 hit for singer Perry Como on his RCA Victor album of the same name, And I Love You So, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It would be the last of his many popular recordings, dating back to 1943, to reach the Top 40. It also spent one week at No. 1 on the easy listening chart. It reached No. 2 in South Africa and in Britain, the record reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart on RCA Records and remained on the chart for 35 weeks (the longest of his hits in the UK). Como also recorded a Spanish version, titled Y te quiero así.
And I love you soThe people ask me how How I’ve lived till now I tell them I don’t knowI guess they understandHow lonely life has been But life began again The day you took my handAnd yes, I know how lonely life can beThe shadows follow me ‘n’ the night won’t set me free But I don’t let the evening get me down Now that you’re around meAnd you love me, tooYour thoughts are just for me You set my spirit free I’m happy that you doThe book of life is briefAnd once a page is read All but life is dead That is my beliefAnd yes, I know how lonely life can beThe 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