Bye Bye Love

Bye Bye Love

Everly Brothers

Bye bye love
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I’m-a gonna cry-y
Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
Bye bye my love goodbye

There goes my baby with-a someone new
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue
She was my baby till he stepped in
Goodbye to romance that might have been

Bye bye love …

I’m-a through with romance, I’m a-through with love
I’m through with a-countin’ the stars above
And here’s the reason that I’m so free
My lovin’ baby is through with me

Bye bye love …

Bye Bye Love was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. They were husband and wife, and  were the first songwriters who went to Nashville and made a living by writing songs. The song  is best known in a debut recording by the Everly Brothers, whose version enjoyed great success as a country song, reaching number 1 in the spring of 1957.
In 1974, George Harrison recorded “Bye Bye, Love” for his album Dark Horse. However, he introduced a comma in the song title and wrote additional lyrics and a radically different melody line. The new words referred to his wife Pattie Boyd, who had just left him for their mutual friend Eric Clapton. He later dismissed his version as “just a little joke”, but his reading of “Bye Bye Love” drew severe reactions from music critics.
The song was covered, among others, by Ray Charles in 1962 and Simon & Garfunkel , on their album Bridge over Troubled Water
Paul Simon said that when he and Art Garfunkel were kids, they had taken a bus to the nearest record store to buy that single, which became an important part of their shows at the beginning of their career. He added it had always been an amusing song for them to play, especially when the audience would supply the backbeat. ( for their Bridge Over Troubled Water recording, they incorporated audiences clapping recorded from some of their shows)
The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers.

Isaac Donald “Don” Everly (born 1937) and Phillip “Phil” Everly (1939 – 2014) signed and made a recording of the song in February 1957, after it had been rejected by about 30 other artists. Some say the Everlys were doubtful about the song but appreciated the $64 fee that both brothers received for the session.. It became the Everly Brothers’ first hit in both the UK and US and it is ranked 207th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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