Hank Locklin performs “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” Live Video.

He reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts for 14 consecutive weeks and stayed nine months on the charts. It was the second number one of Locklin's career, and it was his single most successful.

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Please Help Me, I’m Falling:

Ep cover Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )
Ep cover Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )

Song written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair, was recorded by Hank Locklin for the RCA Victor label, was recorded on January 5, 1960, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN, Hank Locklin was accompanied on the recording by: Velma Smith (guitar), Grady Martin (electric guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Floyd Cramer (piano) and The Jordanaires. With the production of Chet Atkins, was released in February 1960, On May 16, 1960, he reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts for 14 consecutive weeks and stayed nine months on the charts. It was the second number one of Locklin’s career, and it was his single most successful It marks Locklin’s first release considered part of the Nashville Sound.

The song was included in Locklin’s second studio album, Please Help Me, I’m Falling (RCA Victor 1960).

Lp cover Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )
Lp cover Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )

Versions:
Rusty Draper 1960 (Mercury)
Johnny Burnette 1960 (Liberty)
Homer and Jethro 1960 (RCA Victor)
Patti Page 1961 (Mercury)
Roy Drusky 1962 (Decca)
Webb Pierce 1964 (Decca)
Charley Pride 1997 (RCA)
Don Walser 1998 (Sire Records)
And many more …………

Hank Locklin – Hank Locklin – Please Help Me, I’m Falling Lyrics

Please help me I’m falling in love with you
Close the door to temptation don’t let me walk through
Turn away from me darling I’m begging you to
Please help me I’m falling in love with you
I belong to another whose arms have grown cold
But I promised forever to have and to hold
I can never be free dear but when I’m with you
I know that I’m losing the will to be true

Please help me I’m falling and that would be sin
Close the door to temptation don’t let me walk in
For I mustn’t want you but darling I do please help me I’m falling in love with you
Please help me I’m falling in love with you

Single Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )
Single Hank Locklin ( RCA Victor 1960 )

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