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Patsy Cline I Fall to Pieces

Country Pop Music

The song was written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. At first they thought the song would be good for Brenda Lee, but she thought it was too country for her style. Roy Drusky was asked, but didn’t think it was a man’s song.  Patsy Cline, with backup vocals from The Jordanaires, recorded it. The song was released in 1961 and went  to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides, #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and #4 on the Easy Listening Chart.  The song is also the first track on Cline’s album Sweet DreamsRolling Stone magazine has “I Fall to Pieces” on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She is known for her strong,  expressive contralto and her influence on country music and other  genres, especially for women. Cline died in an airplane crash in 1963 at the age of 30.

Here are the lyrics to “I Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Cline:

“I fall to pieces each time I see you again
I fall to pieces, how can I be just your friend

You want me to act like we’ve never kissed
You want me to forget, pretend we’ve never met
And I’ve tried and I’ve tried but I haven’t yet
You walk by and I fall to pieces

I fall to pieces each time someone speaks your name
I fall to pieces time only adds to the flame

You tell me to find someone else to love
Someone who’ll love me, too, the way you used to do
But each time I go out with someone new
You walk by and I fall to pieces
You walk by and I fall to pieces”

For other songs by Patsy Cline: “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

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