Tom T. Hall performs “I Love” Live On That Nashville Music.

The song reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and remaining 16 weeks in the charts. It also reached number 31 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, for two consecutive weeks. The song was included in Tom's ninth studio album, For the People in the Last Hard Town (Mercury 1973)

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I Love

Single cover Tom T. Hall ( Mercury 1973 )
Single cover Tom T. Hall ( Mercury 1973 )

I love, a song written and recorded by Tom T. Hall for the Mercury label, was recorded on September 13, 1973, at Mercury Custom Recording Studio, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN, during the recording session, three others were recorded songs: Love’s been so good to me, Subdivision blues and Levi Jones (unissued). On the recording, Tom was accompanied by: Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Chip Young (guitar), Harold Bradley (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Vassar Clement (fiddle), Charlie McCoy (harmonica) and Hargus Robbins (piano). With the production of Jerry Kennedy, the single was released on October 29, 1973, on January 19, 1974, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and remaining 16 weeks in the charts On January 26, 1974, it also reached number 31 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, for two consecutive weeks. The song would be Hall’s most successful single and was his fourth number one on the US country singles chart.



Lp cover Tom T,Hall ( Mercury 1973 )
Lp cover Tom T,Hall ( Mercury 1973 )

The song was included in Tom’s ninth studio album, For the People in the Last Hard Town (Mercury 1973), on March 23, 1974, reached # 3 on the US Top Country Albums charts, with a total remaining of 27 weeks in the charts.

Some Versions:

Bud Logan & Wilma Burgess 1974 (Shannon)
Cal Smith 1974 (MCA)
Buck Owens & The Buckaroos 1974 (Capitol)
Jean Shepard 1974 (United Artists Records)





Tom T. Hall I Love Lyrics

[Verse 1:]
I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks
Slow movin’ trains and rain
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams
Sunday school in May and hay

[Chorus:]
And I love you too

[Verse 2:]
I love leaves in the wind, pictures of my friends
Birds of the world and squirrels
I love coffee in a cup, little fuzzy pups
Bourbon in a glass and grass

[Chorus]

[Verse 3:]
I love honest open smiles, kisses from a child
Tomatoes on the vine and onions
I love winners when they cry, losers when they try
Music when it’s good and life

[Chorus]

Single Tom T. Hall ( Mercury 1973 )
Single Tom T. Hall ( Mercury 1973 )

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