This is the best love song anyone has ever recorded – full stop!
It was recorded on Roy’s first album – an album that was recorded in a make-shift studio. The songs were all recorded live with a minimum of technology. A superb album.
The song was poetic, romantic and quite a contrast to Roy’s angst on his epic’s like McGoohan’s Blues.
It was written for Mocy – his first wife. A beautiful tribute.
I remember Roy singing it to Liz and me at the Kingston Hotel in 1970. That was a special gig. He doesn’t normally do things like that.
Roy rerecorded it for the 1974 album Valentine. He felt that the superior technology might enable him to produce a more polished version.
I still prefer the original.
Here’s a live version from early on.