Who Sang Writer in the Sun? Donovan

Donovan Mellow Yellow cover art
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Donovan Leitch
release date: 1967-3
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:28
lyricist: Donovan
composer: Donovan
The days of wine and roses are distant days for me
I dream of the last and the next affair and of little girls
I'll never see

And here I sit the retired writer in the sun
The retired writer in the sun, and I'm
Blue, the retired writer in the sun

Tonight I trod in starlight. I excuse myself with a grin
I ponder the moon in a silver spoon and the little one alive


The magazine girl poses on my glossy paper aeroplane
Too many years I spent in the city playing with Mister Loss
And Gain.


I bathe in the sun of the morning, lemon circles swim in the
Fishing for time with a wishing line and throwing it back in
The sea. See.


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mellow Yellow
  • 2 Writer in the Sun
  • 3 Sand and Foam
  • 4 The Observation
  • 5 Bleak City Woman
  • 6 House of Jansch
  • 7 Young Girl Blues
  • 8 Museum
  • 9 Hampstead Incident
  • 10 Sunny South Kensington