Ricky Van Shelton performs “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” Official Video Music.

Reached number # 1 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and remaining a total of 21 weeks on the list. It also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included in Ricky's second studio album, Loving Proof (Columbia 1988)

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I’ll Leave This World Loving You

Album cover Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1988 )
Album cover Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1988 )

“I’ll Leave This World Loving You,” a song written by Wayne Kemp and Mack Vickery, and first recorded by Wayne Kemp for the MCA label, on March 18, 1974, at Bradley’s Barn, Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN.

Ricky Van Shelton, recorded for the Columbia label, on January 19, 1988, with the production of Steve Buckingham, the song was released on August 14, 1988, and on November 19 reached number # 1 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and remaining a total of 21 weeks on the list. One week later, on November 26, it also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the fourth number one in Ricky’s career, and the fourth consecutive number one.

The song was included in Ricky’s second studio album, Loving Proof (Columbia 1988), the album was released on September 20, 1988, and on November 15 it reached # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, for ten weeks, and remaining a total of 130 weeks on charts. It also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Album charts. The album was certified platinum in the USA and Canada.



Single Wayne Kemp ( MCA 1974)
Single Wayne Kemp ( MCA 1974)

Versions:

Wayne Kemp 1974 (MCA)
Ronnie Milsap 1975 (RCA)
Mark Cave, Jr. 2013 (MCM)
Heartbeat 2013 (Heartbeat Music)

 

 





Ricky Van Shelton – I’ll Leave This World Loving You Lyrics

Walk away, leave with my blessing
Once in a while, let me hear from you
If we never meet again before my life is over
I’ll leave this world loving you

You can take everything but my memories
For they’re good ones and they’ll see me through
If we never meet again, I’ll love you forever
I’ll leave this world loving you

You were mine for a time and I’m thankful
Oh, but life will be so lonesome without you
If we never meet again this side of heaven
I’ll leave this world loving you

If we never meet again this side of heaven
I’ll leave this world loving you

Single Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1988 )
Single Ricky Van Shelton ( Columbia 1988 )

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