This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak for You)

Album: Best Of The Isley Brothers (1966)
Charted: 3 12
  • This old heart of mine been broke a thousand times
    Each time you break away, I fear you've gone to stay
    Lonely nights that come, memories that flow, bringing you back again
    Hurting me more and more

    Maybe it's my mistake to show this love I feel inside
    'Cause each day that passes by you got me
    Never knowing if I'm coming or going, but I, I love you
    This old heart darling, is weak for you
    I love you, yes, I do
    These old arms of mine miss having you around
    Makes these tears inside start a-falling down

    Always with half a kiss
    You remind me of what I miss
    Though I try to control myself
    Like a fool I start grinnin' 'cause my head starts spinnin' 'cause I

    I love you
    This is old heart, darling is weak for you
    I love you, yes I do, yes I do

    Ooh, I try hard to hide, my hurt inside
    This old heart of mine always keeps me cryin'
    The way you're treating me, leaves me incomplete
    You're here for the day, gone for the week now

    But if you leave me a hundred times
    A hundred times I'll take you back
    I'm yours whenever you want me
    I'm not too proud to shout it, tell the world about it 'cause I

    I love you
    This is old heart, darling is weak for you
    I love you
    This is old heart, darling is weak for you

    I love you
    This is old heart, darling is weak for you
    I love you, yes I do, yes I do
    I love you, yes I do, darling is weak for you Writer/s: EDWARD JR. HOLLAND, LAMONT DOZIER, SYLVIA MOY, BRIAN HOLLAND
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 14

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaJesse love the sax part too. Sadly when they did the documentary about the Funk Brothers they left out the guys and one lady from the band part.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 13th 1966, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" by the Isley Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; nine weeks later on April 17th it would peak at #12 {for 1 week} and it also spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3* (for 2 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart and #6 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    * The two weeks it was at #3, the #1 record was "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro and at #2 was "Eloise" by Barry Ryan.
  • Mark from Tampa FloridaThe song This Old Heart Of Mine is one of the best songs ever written in Motown by Ronald Isley. Also the version by Rod Stewart is awesome too. I love both versions by both musicians. Other people who want to slam the other is just little Jealous kids who wishes they was the one who had it all in life like the wealth does. Rod Stewart you are by far the GREATEST song writer and singer of the music you write. I love your music its very romantic and women love it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 4th, 1976, "This Old Heart of Mine" by Rod Stewart entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for a four week stay, peaking at #83...
    Fourteen years later on March 18th, 1990 he re-recorded it in a duet with Ronald Isley; and on May 20th, 1990 their version peaked at #10 on the Top 100...
    And on April 15th, 1990 it reached #1 (for 5 weeks) on the Billboard's Adult contemporary Tracks chart...

    On February 13th, 1966 the Isley Brothers' original version, with Ronald Isley singing lead, entered the Top 100; and on April 17th, 1966 it peaked at #12 (for 1 week) and also spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...

    In 1969 the Isley's fellow Motown label mate Tammi Terrell covered it; her version reached #67 and stayed on the Top 100 for four weeks.
  • Andrew from London, England2nd verse should read: "Always with half a kiss to remind me of what I miss! Though I try to control myself like a fool I start bleating cos my heart starts beating!"
  • Marcus from Houston, TxI discovered this song during my college freshmen year in the spring of 1987. About 21 years after it was released. It was featured on the hit tv show "Moonlighting". The song became one of my favorites at that time.It still is. It reminds me of a female I had a crush on at that time. Still gets to me whenever I hear it. Rod Stewart totaly f..ked it with his version of the song. I like the original version better Always will.
  • John from Cincinnati, OhHolland, Dozier & Holland should have sued themselves, because the bridge to "This Old Heart Of Mine" is virtually identical to their "Back In My Arms Again".
  • John from Nashville, TnMotown staff writer Sylvia Moy co-wrote this song with Holland/Dozier/Holland. It was one of the rare times that the team co-wrote with an additional writer.
  • John from Nashville, TnCurtis Mayfield wrote a song called "Can't Satisfy" that was a top-20 r&b hit for the Impressions in 1966. Motown sued because the melody was very similar to this song. Mayfield ended up sharing songwriting credit for this song with Holland/Dozier/Holland/Moy.
  • Alan from Kirkby Thore, EnglandThe Isleys' follow-up UK hit was "I Guess I'll Always Love You" - another Holland, Dozier, Holland composition.
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjVery romantic song. Used on American Idol's Hollywood auditions.
  • Brad from Cleveland, OhWas covered by The Supremes in 1966 on their "Supremes A Go Go" album.
  • Jesse from Toronto, CanadaI love this! The sax (I think) solo is so thick sounding...I love it. Anyone know which albums/songs feature Hendrix?
  • Johnny from Bridgeport, OhThis is one cool song.It rocks.Maybe my favorite.I like this line.''If you leave me 100 times,100 times I'll take you back.
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