Redd Stewart performs "You Belong To Me"

Redd Stewart performs "You Belong To Me"

"You Belong to Me" is a romantic popular music ballad from the 1950s. The singer reminds his or her beloved love interest, soulmate, or sweetheart that whatever exotic locales and sights he/she experiences, "you belong to me" no matter what happens.

"You Belong to Me" is credited to Pee Wee King, Chilton Price and Redd Stewart.

Price, a songwriting librarian at WAVE Radio Louisville, had written the song in its virtual entirety as "Hurry Home to Me" envisioning the song as an American woman's plea to a sweetheart serving overseas in World War II. Afforded songwriting credit on the song mostly in exchange for their work in promoting it, King and Stewart did slightly adjust Price's composition musically and lyrically, shifting the focus from a wartime background "into a kind of universal song about separated lovers" and changing the title to "You Belong to Me". Price had previously had success with another hit which she had written, "Slow Poke", under a similar arrangement with the two men.

You Belong to Me Lyrics


See the pyramids along the Nile

Watch the sun rise on a tropic isle

Just remember, darling, all the while

You belong to me


See the market place in old Algiers

Send me photographs and souvenirs

But remember when a dream appears

You belong to me


I'll be so alone without you

Maybe you'll be lonesome too....and blue


Fly the ocean in a silver plane

Watch the jungle when it's wet with rain

Just remember till you're home again

You belong to me

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