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Sam Cooke You Send Me

Sam Cooke You Send Me

Early Soul Music

The song beautifully  showcases Sam Cooke’s clear, silky voice. It is credited to his brother L. C. Cooke,  because he did not want his publisher to profit from the song, but Sam was the author. In the 1940s, Sam and his brother sang in their family gospel group, which was called The Singing Children. This was his first hit, going to #1 on the R&B Chart and #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart in 1957. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has named “You Send Me” as one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings.

There have been numerous cover s of “You Send Me,” including versions by Teresa Brewer, Aretha Franklin, Nat “King” cole, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers, The Four Seasons, Bobby Vee, José Feliciano, Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Paul and Paula, The Supremes, Whitney Houston, the Dixie Chicks, and Rod Stewart,  just to mention a few.

Sam Cooke was one of the pioneers of soul music.

Here are the lyrics to “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke:

“Darling, you send me
I know you send me
Darling, you send me
Honest you do, honest you do
Honest you do, whoa

You thrill me
I know you, you, you thrill me
Darling, you, you, you, thrill me
Honest you do

At first I thought it was infatuation
But, woo, it’s lasted so long
Now I find myself wanting
To marry you and take you home, whoa

You, you, you, send me
I know you send me
I know you send me
Honest you do

Whoa-oh-oh, whenever I’m with you
I know, I know, I know when I’m near you
Mm hmm, mmm hmm, honest you do, honest you do
Whoa-oh-oh, I know-oh-oh-oh

I know, I know, I know, when you hold me
Whoa, whenever you kiss me
Mm hmm, mm hmm, honest you do

At first I thought it was infatuation
But, woo, it’s lasted so long
Now I find myself wanting
To marry you and take you home

I know, I know, I know you send me
I know you send me
Whoa, you, you, you, send me
Honest you do”

For another song by Sam Cooke: “Sad Mood.”

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4 Comments

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  4. bob says:

    Good song – but my most frequently played Sam Cooke song on i-Tunes is “Chain Gang”. Everytime I hear it now, I wonder how many of those men on that chain gang were guilty of any crime.

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