“Let It Be Me” is a classic love song that has been performed by many artists over the years. Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry’s duet version of the song is one of the most beloved.
Originally written in French by Gilbert Bécaud, the song was later translated into English by Manny Curtis and became a hit for The Everly Brothers in 1960. Campbell and Gentry’s version was released in 1970 and reached #14 on the US country charts.
In the song, Campbell and Gentry sing about their commitment to one another, promising to always be there for each other through good times and bad. Their voices blend together beautifully, creating a sense of intimacy and closeness that perfectly captures the song’s romantic message.
The arrangement of the song is simple and elegant, with acoustic guitar and strings providing a gentle backdrop for the singers’ voices. The song builds to a stirring climax, with Campbell and Gentry’s voices rising in harmony as they sing the final lines:
“I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me”
“Let It Be Me” is a timeless classic that continues to be a favorite of fans of all ages. Campbell and Gentry’s version of the song is a beautiful duet that showcases their incredible vocal talents and their ability to capture the romantic essence of the song.