Blood Sweat & Tears — I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
Album: Child Is Father To the Man
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Released: 1968
Length: 5:52
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If I ever leave you
You can say I told you so
And if I ever hurt you babe
You know I hurt myself as well

Chorus: Is that any way for a man to carry on
D'you think he wants his little loved one gone?
I love you Baby, more than you'll ever know
More than you'll ever know

When I wasn't makin' too much money
You know where my paycheck went
You know I brought it home to baby
And I never spent one red cent

(Chorus)

I'm not tryin' to be
Any kind of man
I'm tryin' to be somebody
You can love, trust, and understand
I know that I can be, yeah yeah
A part of you that no one else could see
I just gotta hear, tohear you say
It's all right
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

I'm only flesh and blood
But I can be anything that you demand
I could president of General Motors baby, heh
Or just a tiny little grain of sand

(Chorus)

(Guitar Solo)
(Sax Solo)

If I ever leave you
You can say I told you so
And if I ever hurt you baby
You know I hurt myself as well

(Chorus)

I love you, I love you, I love you baby!
Well all right!
I told ya, so many times before
I love you
I love you!
If you don't know, then I'll tell ya one more time
I love you!
I love you!
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horns should be used very judiciously if never. not compatible with rock and roll. always drifts into some faux jazz thing. 

 
One of the greatest. Love this - Love Al - Love the song - love the band in that configuration
Amy Winehouse does this equally well as Donny Hathaway, here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JArvhAqg
Amazing!!!
Bumped up to an 8....timeless...still holds up!
The very first concert I ever went to - around 1968, I think, in Minneapolis somewhere.  Awesome song.
Love every second of this outstanding piece of music.
I do also like the version of this with David Clayton Thomas on "Live & Improvised". Great double CD of BS&T live.
I love Amy Winehouse cover of this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362JArvhAqg
Memories! 1960s & '70s, it seemed that these guys were all over the radio with one hit or another. So superior to their copycats today.
 HomeTuner wrote:
Al was a genius, IMHO. The variety in his musical ideas on this album have kept it one of my lifetime favorites. Thank you, Bill, I'm now going to re-listen to my copy, beginning to end.

 
I second this comment - this album, Child is Father to the Man is excellent
I had this on Quad 8-track, but had no quad player so it only played two tracks at a time of this tape. That meant that I could listen to this song with just his vocals in one speaker and just the bass/drums in another. So when I hear this I hear all his little breath intakes, and wavering uncertainties, and the resonance of the room he was singing in.

When you throw in all the other instruments they're not nearly as obvious. I kinda miss that.
{#Devil_pimp} one and done but what  gem! his solo work is very good as well
tiresome — goes on and on — cheesy lyrics
bury this one
Al was a genius, IMHO. The variety in his musical ideas on this album have kept it one of my lifetime favorites. Thank you, Bill, I'm now going to re-listen to my copy, beginning to end.
Toronto bond of brilliance
Ah yes BS&T's.  This and their version of God Bless the Child are two that continue to sparkle in my mind. 
I've heard many covers of this but Al really is at the top of the list on this one. Outstanding!!!
Al Kooper - monster writer arranger


 On_The_Beach wrote:
A cover full of "mini-me"s!

 
ha ha, you got it!   {#Cheesygrin}

Mni-Me