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Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You Lyrics

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:33:41 AM

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, oohh
Will always
Love you,
My darling you

That is all I'm taking with me
So good-bye
Please don't cry
We both know I'm not what you
You need

And I
Will always love you
Will always love you

[Instrumental / Tenor sax solo]

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

And I
Will always love you
Will always love you

I, I will always love you
Will always love you
I, I will always
Darling I love you
Love you-ooohhh-ooohhh
Thanks to percy4u for submitting I Will Always Love You Lyrics.
Writer(s) : Dolly Parton
Released : November 3, 1992
Producer : David Foster
Format : CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Label : Arista
Length : 4:33
Recorded : Spring 1992
Genre : Pop

In 1992, singer Whitney Houston recorded the song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut. Houston was originally to record Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" as the lead single from The Bodyguard. However, when it was discovered the song was to be used for Fried Green Tomatoes, Houston requested a different song and her co-star Kevin Costner brought her Linda Ronstadt's 1975 version of "I Will Always Love You" from her album Prisoner in Disguise. Houston and producer David Foster re-arranged the song as a soul ballad. Her record company did not feel a song with an a cappella introduction would be as successful; however, Houston and Costner insisted on retaining the a cappella intro. The tenor saxophone solo was played by Kirk Whalum. Whitney Houston's recording is not the only version of the song featured in the movie. In a scene where she dances with Kevin Costner, a version by John Doe can be heard playing on a jukebox.

Houston's version was a massive worldwide success, appearing at number 68 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time."

Jennifer Hudson performed the song in front of Houston in 2010. On February 12, 2012 Hudson performed the song as a tribute during the 54th Grammy Awards, the day after Houston's death alongside images of musicians who had died in 2011 and 2012 including Amy Winehouse and Etta James. The song was played at Houston's funeral as her casket was brought out of the church. From Wikipedia