Who Sang Long Ago and Far Away? James Taylor

James Taylor Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon cover art

Some other versions of "Long Ago and Far Away"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: James Taylor, James V Taylor
release date: 1971-4
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:21
membranophone: Russ Kunkel
piano: Carole King
background vocals: James Taylor and Joni Mitchell
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
congas: Danny Kortchmar
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
Long ago a young man sits and plays his waiting game
But things are not the same it seems as in such tender dreams
Slowly passing sailing ships and Sunday afternoon
Like people on the moon I see are things not meant to be

Where do those golden rainbows end?
Why is this song so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I've dreamed my friend
Loving the love I love

To love is just a word I've heard when things are being said
Stories my poor head has told me cannot stand the cold
And in between what might have been and what has come to pass
A misbegotten guess alas and bits of broken glass

Where do your golden rainbows end?
Why is this song I sing so sad?
Dreaming the dreams I dream my friend
Loving the love I love to love to love to love
Oh no, no, no, no



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Has Brought Me Around
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Places in My Past
  • 4 Riding on a Railroad
  • 5 Soldiers
  • 6 Mud Slide Slim
  • 7 Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox
  • 8 You Can Close Your Eyes
  • 9 Machine Gun Kelly
  • 10 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 11 Let Me Ride
  • 12 Highway Song
  • 13 Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin