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I'm Gonna Love You Too

Album This song officially appears on the Holly Days Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

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This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions




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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“I’m Gonna Love You Too” is a song written by Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan and Norman Petty, originally recorded by Buddy Holly in 1957. […]

There is controversy about the authorship of the song. Jerry Allison has stated that Buddy Holly was the actual author of the song. William Ruhlmann noted:

The song is credited to Joe B. Mauldin, Holly’s bass player; Norman Petty, his producer; and Nikki Sullivan, his sometime rhythm guitarist (who was not heard on the recording). There have long been questions about the songwriting credits assigned to the original songs Holly recorded, and Jerry Allison, his drummer, has gone on record stating that “I’m Gonna Love You Too” actually was written primarily by Holly, with Allison composing the bridge. Certainly the song sounds characteristic of the man who wrote “That’ll Be the Day.” It is another up-tempo number with an infectious tune and boastful lyrics that only thinly veil heartbreak.

Of the song’s credited authors, two (Mauldin and Sullivan) were members of Holly’s band The Crickets; the third, Petty, was Holly’s first manager and also his recording engineer.

Holly included the song on his self-titled second album, Buddy Holly. It was released as a single on Coral Records, but failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100. (Buddy Holly continued to sell regionally in the upper midwest after his death and when it rereleased, “I’m Gonna Love You Too” was a substantial ‘regional’ hit in Minneapolis and surrounding markets in 1964.) […]

Paul McCartney and Denny Laine recorded the song for Denny’s 1977 cover album of Holly’s songs, “Holly Days“. In 2007, a home video of Paul McCartney singing an acoustic version of this song was put on the chronology menu of the first disc of his DVD, The McCartney Years.

Last updated on March 3, 2020

Lyrics

Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ah ha ha ha ah
Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ha ha ha ha
You're gonna say you've missed me
You're gonna say you'll kiss me
Yes you're gonna say you'll love me
'Cause I'm a-gonna love you too
I don't care what you told me
You're gonna say you'll hold me
Yes you're gonna say you'll love me
'Cause I'm gonna love you too
After all another fella took ya
But I still can't overlook ya
I'm a-gonna do my best to hook ya
After all is said and done
You're gonna say you've missed me
You're gonna say you'll a kiss me
You're gonna say you'll a love me
'Cause I'm a-gonna love you too
Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ah ha ha ha ah
Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ha ha ha ha
Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ah ha ha ha ah
Ah ha ha ha ah ha
Ha ha ha ha
It's a gonna happen some day
You're gonna see things my way
Yes you're gonna say you'll a love me
'Cause I'm a-gonna love you too
You're gonna tell me sweet things
You're gonna make my heart sing
Yes, you're gonna hear those bells ring
'Cause I'm gonna love you too
After all another fella took ya
But I still can't overlook ya
I'm a-gonna do my best to hook ya
After all is said and done
You're gonna say you've missed me
You're gonna say you'll a kiss me
Yes you're gonna say you'll love me
'Cause I'm a-gonna love you too
I'm a-gonna love you too
I'm a-gonna love you too

Officially appears on


Holly Days

Official album • Released in 1977

2:18 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Background vocals, Bass (?), Drum machine (?), Drums (?), Guitar (?), Keyboard (?), Organ (?), Piano (?), Producer, Synthesizer (?), Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Keyboards (?)
Denny Laine :
Background vocals, Guitar (?), Vocals

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


Backyard +

Unofficial album

2:44 • Studio rehearsal • Medley with "Great Day"

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Session Recording:
Aug 30, 1974
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2 Buddies On Holly Days

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

2:22 • Rough mixA1

Session Recording:
Summer 1976
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


What A Mean Fiddler

Unofficial live • Released in 1992

1:21 • Live • Backyard Tape


Good Times Comin'

Unofficial album • Released in 1994

1:04 • Studio version


Let 'Em Out Vol. 5 - Rehearsals & Outtakes

Unofficial album • Released in 2010

3:37 • Studio rehearsal • From Wings' last rehearsal, 1981 (concl.)


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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