Emmylou Harris - You Don't Know Me Lyrics

You give your hand to me and then you say hello and I can hardly speak
My heart is beating so
And anyone could tell you think you know me well
but you don't know me

No you don't know the one who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips and longs to hold you tight
I'm just a friend that's all I've ever been
But you don't know me

For I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy I let my chance go by
The chance that you might love me too

For I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart aches with love for you
Afraid and shy I let my chance go by
The chance that you might love me too

You give your hand to me and then you say goodbye
I watch you walk away and in my heart I cry
To never never know the one who loves you so cause you don't know me

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Emmylou Harris You Don't Know Me Comments
  1. Loren Robertson

    This is my very favorite cover of this beloved song. I had this on cassette tape years ago, thank you for uploading one of my all time favorite albums.

  2. Robert Pearson

    Wow well done emmylou 🎶🎶🎶✌️

  3. Grace Bussey

    As always...the wondrous Emmylou Harris

  4. Jinka1950

    Cyndi Walker is totally responsible for the writing of this song-Eddie Arnold just gave her the idea and that one phrase/you don’t know me/

  5. Olga Valdez

    This song makes me cry.

    Loren Robertson

    Me too...every time.

  6. Gloria S.

    You don’t have the voice for the song

  7. Bill Roberts

    First rate, as usual Emmylou is beyond perfect and the guitar work is outstandingr.

  8. Charles Radel

    crying after hearing this.

  9. hunhoniful

    Belle chanson à l'ancienne

  10. Toymiko

    Yessssssssssssss .......................

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  13. Jill F

    So beautiful - the song, the interpretation, and Emmylou's wonderful voice. Thanks for posting this!

  14. Bill Widner

    Cindy Walker was one of the great songwriters.  This is a wonderful example of her work.  Emmylou's interpretation is the best I've ever heard.

  15. Michael

    One of my favorite songs, I'm surprised it's not getting more attention. 


    I agree, Michael, especially since it's such a beautiful rendition by Emmylou.

    Don Randall

    @catman916 The reason music like this is no longer popular is... 1) The "old" singers DO have a vocal range of more than half an octave, and 2) The songs have melody, where today's "music" doesn't bother with all that stuff... a driving rhythm is all that necessary, and 3) There is a lack of vulgarity and obscenity in the old songs.

    So now, in 2015, who is gonna like music with meaningful lyrics instead of vulgarity, a tuneful melody that is memorable and singers who actually can, and do, sing well... truly skilled artists who communicate the song?


    @Don Randall Those of us who lived through the '50s and '60s really appreciate this music, Don.

    Johnny Joseph'sson

    +Don Randall you need to get out more and get your head and ears out of your ass,
    there's been shitty music at all eras,
    and there are talented artists even now

  16. Tom Dodge

    My interest in this song was revived recently when it was sung masterfully by one of the stars of Masters of Sex

  17. catman916

    I too am surprised that no one else has commented on this beautiful song. Thanks for responding, sszorin.

  18. sszorin

    It is 3 years since uploading of this song from a fabulous album by EmmyLou and there are no views and no comments. Videos of degenerate music on the other hand do not lack the attention of the deluded multitudes, they love the musical sickness.
    This fact speaks greatly about the mental state of what remains of real culture not in the the land of brave and home of free but the in the 'land of ignorant and home of 'slaves of the financial elite'.

    Bob Rabinoff

    Too much prolefeed out there...