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Sure to Fall (In Love with You)

Album This song officially appears on the Stop and Smell the Roses Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1981
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Sure to Fall (in Love with You)” is a 1955 song written by Carl Perkins, Bill Cantrell, and Quinton Claunch. It was recorded by Carl Perkins in December 1955 and was planned for release as the follow-up to “Blue Suede Shoes“. Carl and Jay Perkins were on vocals. The song was not issued, however, as a single on the Sun Records label at that time. A test pressing was made. Sam Phillips circulated dubs or acetates to local radio stations of the proposed single. The Sun catalogue number was 235 backed with Perkins’ song “Tennessee” on the b-side. The Sun master numbers assigned to the two sides were U 177 and U 178. Liner notes for the Rhino Records release of Carl Perkins’ Original Sun Greatest Hits, however, listed the single as being issued at the time as 235DJ, available to disc jockeys only. The songs were released, however, on the 1957 Sun LP Dance Album of Carl Perkins, 1225, re-released as Teen Beat; The Best of Carl Perkins in 1961. This album was also released in the UK on London as HA-S 2202 and is where The Beatles heard the songs. The song also appeared on Sun EP 115 released in 1961. Sun Records under Shelby Singleton did release a “Sure To Fall”/”Tennessee” single, Sun Golden Treasure Series, Sun 5, but it was in the late 1970s when the Carl Perkins 45s were re-released.

Recordings by The Beatles

The Beatles first recorded the song as part of their Decca audition on January 1, 1962 in London. The Beatles thought highly enough of the song to record “live” versions of it four times for the BBC, all broadcast on the group’s BBC radio programs. A recording made on 1 June 1963 for the BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles would later appear on the Beatles’ 1994 compilation album Live at the BBC. Their September 3, 1963 BBC recording appeared on the 2013 compilation album On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr later recorded a new version on his 1981 album, Stop and Smell the Roses featuring producer Paul McCartney on bass and piano, as well as backing vocals from Linda McCartney, Laurence Juber on guitar, Howie Casey on saxophone, and Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar. The song would also appear on his 1989 greatest hits collection Starr Struck: Best of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2.

Last updated on March 22, 2015

Lyrics

I'm sure to fall,
Fall in love,
I'm sure to fall in love with you.

You are so sweet
And we are so near,
I'm sure to fall in love with you.

So hold me tight,
Let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

For lovin' you,
Is the natural thing to do,
I want you for the rest of my life.

So hold me tight,
Let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

For lovin' you,
Is the natural thing to do,
I want you for the rest of my life.

So hold me tight,
Let tonight be the night.
Darlin', don't ever let me go.

(oh) oh, lovin' you,
Is the natural thing to do,
I want you for the rest of my life.

What did you say?
I want you for the rest of my life.

Officially appears on


Stop and Smell the Roses

Official album • Released in 1981

3:42 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano, Producer
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Laurence Juber:
Guitar
Lloyd Green:
Pedal steel guitar

Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

2:08 • Radio showL1 • The first of four times the group recorded this Carl Perkins favourite.

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 18, 1963


On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2

Official live • Released in 2013

2:21 • Radio showL2 • The song was included on Dance Album Of Carl Perkins recorded in 1956. The Beatles covered four songs from that LP at the BBC. The sleeve note for the album released in the UK in November 1959 described its contents: "For the most part, they’re happy songs - light, toe-tapping rhythm numbers that just naturally make you feel a little gayer".

Ian Grant:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Sep 24, 1963

Bootlegs


Tug Of War Rehearsal

Unofficial album

7:55 • Studio rehearsal

Recording:
Oct 30, 1980
Studio:
Pugin's Hall


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 2

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:20 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 18, 1963


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 7

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:36 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Sep 24, 1963


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 9

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:18 • Live

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Apr 04, 1964


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 9

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:13 • Live

Concert From "From Us To You" in London, United Kingdom on May 18, 1964


Live performances

“Sure to Fall (In Love with You)” has been played in 4 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Sure to Fall (In Love with You)” has been played


From Us To You

May 18, 1964 • Part of BBC Sessions


Saturday Club

Apr 04, 1964 • Part of BBC Sessions


Pop Go The Beatles

Sep 24, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


Pop Go The Beatles

Jun 18, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


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