See The pyramids along the Nile
See the sunrise on a tropic isle

You Belong to Me is a classic. I rediscovered this beautiful song listening to some 50’s music on YouTube one night. There was the Patti Page and The Duprees versions, but it was Jo Stafford’s 1952 version that was the biggest hit. That’s right, the song is 63 years old. In that year three artist had a hit with this same song including Dean Martin!

See the marketplace in old Algiers
Send me photographs and souvenirs

It’s been covered by dozens of people since then. When I looked up the song on Wikipedia, I discovered why the song was so familiar, Bob Dylan’s version appeared in the soundtrack for the 1994 film Natural Born Killers. I have the mp3! I had just forgot about it. I really admire Bob Dylan, but sorry Bob, in this version you sound like a gay duck.

The Diva Annie Lennox recorded a version of the song for her 2014 release, Nostalgia. Interesting that on that same album was a version of Hallelujah which I had also recently recorded (see the previous Kamalala post). Lennox’s Nostalgia album consists of cover versions of compositions she found on YouTube. That’s how I found You Belong To Me. Great minds thinking alike? More like just recognizing great songs.

Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it’s wet with rain

What a great song, simply beautiful.

I recorded You Belong To Me on Garageband in my home studio in Kamala Beach Thailand, just a Fender Strat, bass and me.