Jim Croce's friend Don McLean composed "And I Love You So" which is contained on the excellent 1969 album "Tapestry". Following the incredible success of "American Pie" the album was re-released in 1972.
Chet Atkins produced the Perry Como version of "And I Love You So" in 1973. At the time Perry was in his sixties and a hit single was a welcomed surprise. The song topped the easy listening chart and reached into the top forty. It is definitely one of the most beautiful songs ever sung.