I Will Always Love You

Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack (1992)
Charted: 1 1
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  • If I should stay, I would only be in your way
    So I'll go, but I know
    I'll think of you every step of the way

    And I will always love you
    I will always love you
    You, my darling you, hm

    Bittersweet memories
    That is all I'm taking with me
    So, goodbye
    Please, don't cry
    We both know I'm not what you, you need

    And I will always love you
    I will always love you

    I hope life treats you kind
    And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
    And I wish to you joy and happiness
    But above all this, I wish you love

    And I will always love you
    I will always love you
    I will always love you
    I will always love you
    I will always love you
    I, I will always love you

    You, darling, I love you
    Oh, I'll always, I'll always love youWriter/s: Dolly Parton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 27

  • Martin from BulgariaI'm sorry but I was to Dolly Parton's concert and I don't like her voice at all, she is one of the worst performers I've ever seen! She made my ears blind! Whitney had feminine, rich, powerful and natural voice that Dolly only could dream for!
  • Kimberly from Landing, NjGod bless her soul.
    But most of all bless bobbi k. Brown for she should not have to go thru the pain of life that will continue. God bless her,
    no one deserve the grow at 18 to put thru that much pain.

    God bless her again.
    And god bless whitney.
    For she has departed.
    Souls come back around in time.
    As dose easter, spring, and the spirit of good will to learn
    please everyone cont to support bobbi k. Brown.
    She lost her mother , and just from my own experience is one on the hardest places to be.

    God bless her n the best of her family.
  • Blackcat from Eden Prairie, MnNo disrespect to WH at all. Her voice was marvelous. But I will always prefer DP's version of this song. It is a bittersweet, tender, fragile song. It is not meant to be belted out. Dolly's voice and her treatment of the song is brilliant.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI like both Dolly and Whitney's versions of this song. It is an incredibly well-written song. As often is the case for such a major hit as this, it expresses sentiments that a majority of people have experienced: The time has come for us to go our separate ways, but I want only the best for you and you will always have my love. Both women's versions bring heartfelt emotion to the song in a different way. I like that the song was resurrected by Whitney's version. RIP Whitney. 2/12/12
  • Gary from Houston, TxThis is going to take some time to pass...
    Like a death in the family
    May she really Rest in Peace
  • Justin from Greenwood, Insuch a great song always get cold chills when i listen to it
  • Phillipo from Montrea, QcI agree that this is the best singing on a pop record that I've ever heard.
  • Gennette from Seattle, WaI love Dolly Partons version, its beautiful and sweet sounding.
    But Whitney's vocal performance in her version is incomparable. So amazing:)
  • Karen from Manchester, NhI'm sorry, but I don't like WH's version; it sounds more threatening than bittersweet..."I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!!!" No, Dolly's original version is simply better...period.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaIMHO, the greatest vocal recording ever made. Not even Barbra can match this.
  • Stacy from Bergenfield, NjI heard Whitney sing this song in person at a concert in Long Island, NY. She blew me away. Still, Fan for life. She's still a Diva, with a capital "D"
  • Katie from Orange County, Caby far the best song of all time bar none
  • Susan from Westchestertonfieldville, Vafor as much as they played it on the radio, it was still way better than that aweful Titanic celine Dion song
  • Robert from San Francisco, CaIt is said jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum did the sax solo.
  • Keriah from Naples, FlThis is the most beautiful and romanic song of all time. Whitney has the most beautiful voice even better than Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. I cant wait for her to have a big comeback, this is my most favorite ballad, she certainly has a gift and a huge power voice.
  • Paul from Savannah, GaShe was originally supposed to sing "What becomes of the Brokenhearted" for the The Bodyguard instead of this song, but at the last minute asked her to sing this song.
  • Nathaniel from London, EnglandThere were actually two versions of this song that whitney done, the first vesion is found at the end of the movie "The Bodyguard" the other featured on the soundtrack. Both of which were great vocals.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, Njsuch a sad song. but whitney is a really good singer
  • John-martin from Silver Creek, MsLetting go of someone who is not good to you or for you and who has made great effort to hurt you is never easy to do. After the hurt and anger and once you put God back in your life, only then can you say to that person (and actually mean it) that I will always love you and truly wish you joy and peace. This song literally speaks volumns and is one for the ages and all occasions.
  • Joshua from Leavenworth, KsSorry Stephen, this song was first sang in 1972 (a hit then, for the 1st time) as a "tribute" to Porter Wagoner, when Dolly left his show. Dolly's husband's name is Carl Dean. Making her intials, DRD, or in some circles, she is DD, for her bra size. =) The song is wonderfully performed by Houston, as a powerhosue torch song, but Dolly's "Whorehouse" version is my favorite. it give the subtle loving touch the songs needs. There is no tear-catch in Whitney's voice, Dolly allows that to come through in her versions (except the one with Vince Gill in the 90's)... she lived this song. She IS this song!
  • Ash from Charleston, WvI just hope I never have the occasion to hear this song in the proximity of a bridge, because I will surely hurl myself off of it.
  • Mark from Boston, MaThis song has appeared in at least three movies: In addition to "The Bodyguard", the original Dolly Parton version was featured in Scorcese's "Alice Doesn't Love Here Anymore" from 1974 (played in the background while Ellen Burnstyn and Harvey Kitel talked in a bar), and it later was featured in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in 1982.
  • Andy from Columbus, OhThank you, Angie!!! People alwasy say that they end up together in the movie, as well. Maybe people just hear the "love you" and assume all is well. I guess they hear what they want.
  • Fiona from Napier, New ZealandToo true, Angie! I think this song belongs in the "commonly misinterpreted songs" category, alongside fellow inappropriate wedding song "Every Breath You Take".
  • Godfrey from Tko, Hong KongI prefer the Urban Pop style rather than the country ballad style. Whitney presented this song with full energy and gave an unforgettable impression for all pop-song lovers in the world.
  • Angie from Columbus, OhIt seems really silly to me that so many people use this song at their weddings when it is actually a song about breaking up! Does no-one listen to lyrics anymore?
  • Stephen from Cape Town, South AfricaThis song (written and performed by Dolly parton) was first used as the love theme in the movie "The best little Whorehouse in Texas", starring Dolly Parton. Dolly has only been married once - to Carl with a strange surname, and they are still married.
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