|Single by Elvis Presley|
|from the album Good Times|
|B-side||“Thinking About You”|
|Format||7″ (45 rpm)|
|Recorded||December 13, 1973|
|Writer(s)||Phil Coulter and Bill Martin (words, English); Jean Bourtayre and Claude Francois (music)|
“My Boy” is the title of a popular song from the early 1970s. The music was composed by Jean Bourtayre and Claude Francois , and the lyrics were translated from the original version “Parce que je t’aime, mon enfant” (Because I Love You My Child) into English by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin.
Richard Harris version
Actor Richard Harris performed the song “My Boy” at a music contest sponsored by Radio Luxembourg in 1971. Despite not winning the contest, Harris recorded the song and released it as a single later that year. Appearing on Harris’ album of the same name, the song reached #41 on the Billboard pop chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.
Elvis Presley version
Elvis Presley recorded a cover version of “My Boy” in late 1973 that was included on his 1974 album Good Times. Presley’s version of the song reached #20 on the Billboard pop chart, #14 on the Billboard country chart, and spent one week atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart in April 1975.