This song was written by Scotty Wiseman in 1945 and was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1946. Ringo Starr recorded his version of the song in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr’s version was arranged by Elmer Bernstein and Ringo Starr was backed by the George Martin Orchestra. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? was released on Ringo Starr’s 1970 album Sentimental Journey.
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You was written in 1945 by Scotty Wiseman. It was first recorded by Gene Autry. It was recorded by Foy Willing And The Riders of the Purple Sage in 1946. It was released as a single with Cool Water on the B-side. The song has been recorded by Liverpudlian singers Billy Fury, Michael Holliday and Ken Dodd. It has also been recorded by RIcky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Eddie Cochran among others.
It was one of the songs sung at the Starkey’s get-togethers. Ringo Starr covered the song in 1970 for his album Sentimental Journey. Paul McCartney played the song during the rehearsals for his appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1991. The Quarrymen recorded the song in 1997 for their album Get Back – Together.
Now Hear This: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Ringo Starr (1970)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – The Quarrymen (1997)