Because (1902 song)

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"Because" is a song with music by Guy d'Hardelot and lyrics by Edward Teschemacher, originally published in 1902.

Lyrics[edit]

The song's lyrics by Edward Teschemacher are as follows:

Because, you come to me,
with naught save love,
and hold my hand and lift mine eyes above,
a wider world of hope and joy I see,
because you come to me!

Because you speak to me in accent sweet,
I find the roses waking `round my feet,
and I am led through tears and joy to thee,
because you speak to me!

Because God made thee mine,
I'll cherish thee,
through light and darkness through all time to be,
and pray His love may make our love divine,
because God made thee mine!

Notable recordings[edit]

A recording made on December 2, 1947 was a hit for Perry Como in the spring of 1948. It was released on singles as follows:

  • In the United States, by RCA Victor Records, as a 78rpm record (catalog number 20-2653-A) with the flip side "If You Had All the World and Its Gold." This single was released in 1949 as a 45rpm record (catalog number 47-2728)
  • Also in the US, by RCA Victor, as a 78rpm record (catalog number 20-3299-A), with the flip side a re-release of "Till the End of Time". This single was released in 1949 as a 45rpm record (catalog number 47-2887).
  • In the United Kingdom, by HMV, as a 78rpm single (catalog BD-1215), in October, 1948. The flip side was "It Only Happens When I Dance with You"

The Como recording first entered the U.S. charts on March 13, 1948 and ultimately reached No. 4 on the chart.

The song was also sung by Mario Lanza in the 1951 biopic The Great Caruso.

Recorded versions[edit]

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