About the song

Welcome to my world is a classic country song that has been recorded by many artists, but the most famous version is by Jim Reeves, who released it as a single in 1964. In this blog post, I will introduce you to the song and its history, and explain why it is still popular today.

Jim Reeves was a country singer who had a smooth, crooning voice and a style of music that blended country with pop and orchestral arrangements. He was known as “Gentleman Jim” for his polite and refined persona. He had many hits in the 1950s and 1960s, such as “He’ll Have to Go”, “Four Walls”, and “I Love You Because”. He also had a large international fan base, especially in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Welcome to my world was written by Ray Winkler and John Hathcock, and the melody was likely written by Eddie McDuff. The song is a romantic invitation to the listener to enter the singer’s world of love and happiness. The lyrics include a reference to a verse from the Bible (Matthew 7:7-8) that says “Knock and the door will open; seek and you will find; ask and you’ll be given what you need”. The song has a simple but catchy melody and a soothing arrangement.

Jim Reeves recorded the song for his 1962 album A Touch of Velvet, but it was not released as a single in the US until 1964. However, it was released as a single in the UK in 1963, where it became a hit, reaching No. 6 on the charts. It was also one of the top 100 best-selling singles of 1963 in the UK. In the US, the song reached No. 2 on the country charts and No. 2 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, which meant that it was close to entering the pop chart. The song became one of Reeves’ last major hits in his lifetime, as he died in a plane crash on July 31, 1964.

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The song has been covered by many other artists, such as Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Willie Nelson, Engelbert Humperdinck, and more. It has also been used in various media, such as commercials, movies, TV shows, and video games. For example, it was used in a 2008 UK advertisement for Thomson’s Holidays, in a 2020 advertisement for Apple Arcade, and in a 2020 episode of Better Call Saul.

Welcome to my world is a timeless song that expresses a universal sentiment of love and hope. It showcases Jim Reeves’ unique voice and musical style that have influenced generations of singers and listeners. It is a song that invites you to enter a world of beauty and harmony.

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Lyrics

Welcome to my world
Won’t you come on in
Miracles, I guess
Still happen now and then
Step into my heart
Leave your cares behind
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind
Knock and the door shall open
Seek and you will find
Ask and you’ll be given
The key to this world of mine
I’ll be waiting there
With my arms unfurled
Waiting just for you
Welcome to my world
Welcome to my world