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Let It Be Me
1955 Gilbert Becaud, M. Curtis, Pierre Delanoe
English version of the French song "Je t'appartiens" by Gilbert Becaud. The first English version of this song was recorded in 1957 by an actress named Jill Corey, then popularised by the Everly Brothers in 1959.

Nina performed this song also as medley

Recording sessions
1971 February 2-17: New York RCA Manhattan B with brother Sam
God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
 
 
1971 November 18: Fort Dix (US-NJ)
 
 
1980 July 18: Montreal (CA) Place Des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Merci vous êtes extraordinaire
Oui we love you, Nina oui c'est vrai merci
We'll bring Hannibal back on the stage
To do a song that we did on an album years ago
And we will bring that mike a little closer to me
And it's from one of our albums
Called "Let it Be Me"
You remember you remember it
What key let's try

God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
Now and forever
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

Don't ever leave me lonely
Say that you want 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

Don't ever leave me lonely
Say that you want me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me
And that you'll always
Let it be me

Hannibal Means

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1984 August 25: London (UK) Ronnie Scott's
God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
 
 
1987 August 26: Barcelona (ES) Àngel Casas Show, TV3