Roy Harper – Forever – the most beautiful love song

This was a very early love song. Roy isn’t all vitriol and caustic social comment. He writes the most beautiful love songs too.

This one appeared on his first album – Sophisticated Beggar, and was rerecorded for the Valentine album.

It is a delicate beauty showing his great finger-picking style and use of harmonics. The words are absolutely brilliant. A great poem put to music.

Roy sang this for me and Liz in 1970 in Kingston at a gig in the pub there. I remember it well.

Forever – Roy Harper

We’re just spinning leaves
In the flight of dawn
Little girl
Falling through an eternal horizon of time
But I’d like to think as we lie
That all we’ve got will be ours forever
Don’t you think we’re forever
I can hear a voice
On the wings of my dream
Little girl
Melting me into love as it touches my heart
But sheltered in the distance of your sleep
Is all that I could love in a lifetime
Don’t you think we’re forever

Open your eyes
To the call of the winds
Little girl
Can’t you here them all saying I’ll always be yours
Lying in the misty morning sun
The pillow of the night still beneath you
Don’t you think we’re forever

I’m loving this new discovery of these films of five songs from 1969/70. It’s a little restrained but great to see.

If you are at all interested in my writing on Blues and Rock Music you can check out my books here:

I would recommend the Blues Muse or In Search of Captain Beefheart to get you started:


537 Essential Rock Albums Pt. 1

Opher’s tributes to Rock Geniuses

If you would like some of my Sci-fi I recommend Ebola in the Garden of Eden or Sorting the Future to get you started:

If you would like a sixties novel I recommend Danny’s Story or Goofin’ with the Cosmic Freaks

Happy Reading!!

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