There is probably no other song so ideally suited to be played at a wedding as "Because", a heartfelt vow of eternal devotion. Tenor Richard Crooks made this song by Edward Teschemacher and Guy d'Hardelot an American favourite when he performed it on his radio programme in the 1920s. With this recording, Perry Como made "Because" an international success, too. If you feel that a woman's touch is evident in the song, you're absolutely correct. Guy d'Hardelot is actually Mrs. W. I. Rhodes, whose maiden name was Helen Guy, and she wrote the lovely, soaring melody.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
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