Rita Coolidge – (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher

Rita’s version altered the title a bit from Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher to Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher and Higher. Her version slows it down a little and changes parts of the song from Jackie Wison’s but it’s great.

The arrangement of the song was by Booker T. Jones.

Rita’s version peaked 10 years after Jackie’s version at #2 on the Billboard 100 in 1977. The song peaked at #1 in Canada and #7 in New Zealand.

 

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher

Your love is liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before

Your love is liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
So keep it up, quench my desire
And I’ll be at your side forevermore

Now once, I was downhearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But you came, he soon departed
And he never showed his face again

Ohh I’m so glad I finally found you
You’re that one in a million man
When you wrap your lovin’ arms around me
I can stand up and face the world again

Your love is liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
So keep it up, quench my desire
And I’ll be at your side forevermore

Oh your love is liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
So keep it up, quench my desire
And I’ll be at your side forevermore

Your love is liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
So keep it up, quench my desire
And I’ll be at your side forevermore

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “Rita Coolidge – (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher”

    1. Yea you are right…it is the lite version… I do like some of her stuff also from then. The production on this version is great.

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  1. I’d forgotten about Rita’s version. It was the first one I heard and liked. Didn’t it come out when she was married to Kris Kristofferson? She had a string of hits during that time. She has a pretty voice.

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