It's Up To You Lyrics

Ricky Nelson 1962 top ten song and
original oldies video.

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It's up to you lyrics was written by Jerry Fuller and became a top ten hit for Ricky Nelson in 1962.

The song was originally included as the title cut on the 1961 album "Its Up To You."

Fuller also wrote Ricky's #1 hit song "Travelin' Man" which sold some 6 million copies worldwide.

It's up to You lyrics - Jerry Fuller penned several top ten songs for Ricky.

Fuller went on to write 23 of Nelson's recordings, including "A Wonder Like You", "Young World", and this song, all of which made the US Top 10.

The following video is from the "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" family show around late 1962.  I have included the lyrics for you to enjoy.


It's Up To You
Recorded by Ricky Nelson 1962
Written by Jerry Fuller 

It's up to you...Because I've done everything I can
I hope that you...Will say that I'm your lovin' man

make up your mind...And do what you're gonna do
Well you know how I feel...So I'm leaving it up to you

It's all so clear...That I would give everything I own
To have you near...Never leave me all alone

I need your love...So, darling, please be fair
Let me know where I stand....And I hope that you say you care

Well I've laid my cards on the table....And its oh so plain to see
That I'm ready, willing and able...To love you faithfully

It's up to you....No, it's not for me to say
You love me too....Oh, but I hope you feel that way

Make up your mind...And do what you're gonna do
Well you know how I feel....So I'm leaving it up to you

[instrumental]

Make up your mind....And do what you're gonna do
Well you know how I feel...So I'm leaving it up to you

It's up to you...Darling, it's up to you
Baby, it's up to you...

Click on the links below for some great content and listen to some Ricky Nelson music we once enjoyed on those great old 45rpm and LP records


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