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Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You

Pop Music

In 1963, Lenny Welch’s version of this wonderful pop and jazz standard went to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by blues pianist and bandleader Buddy Johnson in 1945 and recorded by dozens of artists, including Ella Johnson with Buddy Johnson and his Orchestra. Other covers were by Eartha Kitt, The Harptones, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Ramsey Lewis, The Rascals, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Raitt, Count Basie & Joe Turner, Tom Waits, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole and Reba McEntire, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell, and many, many more. Welch’s version was the biggest hit.

Welch was born Leon Welch in Asbury Park, New Jersey. At the age of 19, Archie Blyer, who had been the conductor for the Arthur Godfrey Show signed Welch to Cadence records. And this began a very successful international singing career. Welch also had hits with “You Don’t Know Me,” “Ebb Tide,” Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” and “Two Different Worlds.”

Here are the lyrics to “Since I Fell For You” by Lenny Welch:

“When you just give love
And never get love
You’d better let love depart
I know it so
And yet I know
I can’t get you out of my heart

You made me leave my happy home
You took my love and now you’re gone
Since I fell for you

Love brings such misery and pain
I guess I’ll never be the same
Since I fell for you

Well it’s too bad
And it’s too sad
But I’m in love with you

You love me
Then you snub me
But what can I do
I’m still in love with you

Well I guess I’ll never see the light
I get the blues most every night
Since I fell for you Since I fell for you…”

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