I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

Album: Live In Europe (1965)
Charted: 21
  • I've been loving you too long to stop now

    You were tired and you want to be free
    My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me
    Oh I've been loving you a little too long
    I don't want to stop now, oh
    With you my life,
    Has been so wonderful
    I can't stop now

    You were tired and your love is growing cold
    My love is growing stronger as our affair affair grows old
    I've been loving you a little too long, long,
    I don't want to stop now
    Oh, oh, oh
    I've been loving you a little bit too long
    I don't want to stop now no, no, no

    Don't make me stop now, no baby
    I'm down on my knees please, don't make me stop now
    I love you, I love you,
    I love you with all of my heart
    And I can't stop now
    Please, please don't make me stop now Writer/s: Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 20th 1969, Ike and Tina Turner's covered version of "I've Been Loving You Too Long" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #96; and a little over one month later on May 25th, 1969 it peaked at #68 {for 1 week} and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #23 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1960 and 1975 the duo had twenty-six hits on the R&B Singles chart; six made the Top 10 and with two reaching #2, "A Fool in Love" in 1960 and "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" in 1961...
    They just missed having a seventh Top 10 record when "Nutbush City Limits" peaked at #11 in 1973...
    Ike Turner passed away on December 12th, 2007 at the age of 76, may he R.I.P., and Ms. Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, will celebrate her 76th birthday this coming November 26th {2015}.
  • Danny from Your Town, IaWhat woman wouldn't drop their britches to this one?
  • Mel from Riverbank, CaAhh, love the song but my favorite by Otis is "These Arms of Mine"
  • Jesse Meade from Eugene, OrThe best live version of this is from the Monterey Pop Festival. When he gets to the break in the middle he does it over and over, driving the audience crazy, before he drops back into the song. Amazing.
  • Duane from Wheatfield, InThe emotion he puts into this song is scary. I remember this song in a movie called "Heaven Help Us" (a hilarious comedy about 1960s Catholicism if you have a chance to get your hands on it) and it was used perfectly in a young love scene.
  • Bruce from Danville, VaIt's a shame this song is often overlooked. Most people think "Dock of the Bay" is the only recording by Otis Redding. If you read this, and you like Otis work, please explore his other recordings.....it is truely worth the effort!
  • Jim from Dayton, OhThis recorded performance is one of the most beautiful moments ever in music in my humble opinion.
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