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You Are So Beautiful

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Urban Funk
08/15/2013
Dennis Wilson, Billy Preston, and Bruce Fisher

Story

You Are So Beautiful" is a song written by Dennis Wilson, Billy Preston, and Bruce Fisher. It was first recorded by Preston and made popular by Joe Cocker.

Preston's original version first appeared on his 1974 album The Kids & Me. Cocker's producer, Jim Price, created a slowed-down arrangement for Cocker's version, which first appeared on the album, I Can Stand a Little Rain (released later in 1974). Released as a single, the Joe Cocker version reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1975 and helped the album become a hit.

According to biographer Jon Stebbins, Wilson claimed that he and Preston spontaneously collaborated on the words and music to the song at a party.[1] Wilson sang the song as an encore at Beach Boys shows intermittently from 1975 until his death in 1983.

Lyrics

Songwriters: BOHLEN, DIETER / MASON, BARRY (GB)
You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me
Can't you see
Your everything I hoped for
Your everything I need
You are so beautiful to me

Such joy and happiness you bring
Such joy and happiness you bring
Like a dream
A guiding light that shines in the night
Heavens gift to me
You are so beautiful to me