Jill Corey - Let It Be Me

First performance: 04/03/1988


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 3 times:
 
During soundchecks during the "tunnel of love tour". Never played during the show.
 
1988-03-04 - DEAN E. SMITH STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER, CHAPEL HILL, NC
 
LET IT BE ME HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE  / GOIN' BACKMY BACK PAGES PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS (DEPORTEE) / BROWN EYED GIRL / TUPELO HONEY/ CRAZY LOVE / I SHALL BE RELEASED MR. TAMBOURINE MAN / JUST LIKE A WOMAN 
 
1988-03-23 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA 
 
 
1988-05-06 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
The song was performed during a fantastic soundcheck in 1988 . The soundcheck includes "Rainin' In My Heart" (not the Buddy Holly song with the same title), "Big Boss Man" (first recorded by Jimmy Reed but also by Elvis Presley), "Let It Be Me" (The Everly Brothers, also soundchecked in Atlanta in March) with Nils taking lead vocals, "Cathy's Clown" and "Crying In The Rain" (both also The Everly Brothers) and both "Rock And Roll Music" and "Sweet Little Sixteen" by Chuck Berry. The second song of the soundcheck has historically been titled "The Way You Walk", however a little investigation has revealed it to be John Lee Hooker's "Dimples". Perhaps Bruce had considered including the song in the Express Tour set, but instead settled on "Boom Boom" which will be premiered four days after this show in Bloomington, MN.
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Let It Be Me" is a song originally published in French in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens" interpreted by Gilbert Bécaud. The English language version used lyrics by Manny Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!. Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately  successful. It became popular worldwide with an English version by The Everly Brothers . The Everly Brothers helped to further popularize the song with their 1960 rendition of "Let It Be Me". The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes. This was the first Everly Brothers single to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville.
 
 
 
 
  

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me

Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever, let it be me

Each time we meet, love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always let it be me

Each time we meet, love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
what would life be?

So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always let it be me