(Folk song)

1. Tell me why the stars do shine.
Tell me why the ivy twines.
Tell me why the sky’s so blue.
And I will tell you just why I love you.

2. Because God made the stars to shine,
Because God made the ivy twine,
Because God made the sky so blue,
Because God made you, that’s why I love you.

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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8 thoughts on “Tell Me Why”

  1. Christina Sarris

    I LOVE this song. I grew up listening to the men in our church choir sing it as a duet or foursome. It is a lovely serenade or blessing. 🙂

  2. My daughters and I used to sing this in two part harmony. My husband loved it. Do you the two part sheet music?

  3. I heard Garrison Keillor sing this song on His “Prairie Home Companion” radio show, with His audience, back in 1986. That Saturday night our Sunday school class had a Valentine day party, and we played a game that included asking us to say something romantic to our partners, and I used the words of this song. I guess my wife thought it was sweet, and 9 months later our 2nd son was born in November. Give it a try, maybe it’ll work for you too!

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