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Ricky Nelson’s Undying Devotion: A Look at “I Will Follow You”

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In 1963, American country superstar Ricky Nelson released his amazing cover of the hit song “I Will Follow You” as part of his album, For Your Sweet Love

The song was originally released by Franck Pourcel as an instrumental, but its success came about when American Singer Little Peggy March released her cover in 1963. 

Since then, other artists like Ricky Nelson also decided to release their version of the song. Nelson’s version in particular became so popular with listeners because of the unique changes he made to make his delivery more personal. 

Compared to the original, in Nelson’s version, he decided to change the word “him” to “you” to match his narration, considering the original version was sung by a woman. Aside from that, his rockabilly voice also gave the cover that unique flair listeners just can’t get enough of. 

But that is not the only thing that made this song quite a hit. In addition to the amazing covers released by talented artists, the meaning of the song also hooked fans. 

So if you are interested to know what’s the meaning behind this classic hit, let’s dive right into it. 

Meaning Behind the Song

Written by Franck Pourcel, in Ricky Nelson’s version, the song simply talks about a man who would go the extra mile to be with the woman he loves. 

It is simply a song that describes a man’s love for his partner. The narrator also emphasizes his belief that if someone is meant for you, nothing can keep you apart from each other. So if you happen to find that special someone, the only thing you need to do is hold on to them and never let go.

If you missed out on listening to Ricky Nelson’s amazing cover of “I Will Follow You,” you can watch his full performance below. 

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