Who Sang One of These Things First? Nick Drake

Nick Drake Bryter Layter cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Nick Drake
release date: 1970-11
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:52
producer: Joe Boyd
membranophone: Mike Kowalski
piano: Paul Harris
bass: Ed Carter
I could have been a sailor, could have been a cook
A real live lover, could have been a book.
I could have been a signpost, could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle, steady as a rock.
I could be
Here and now
I would be, I should be
But how?
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.

I could have been your pillar, could have been your door
I could have stayed beside you, could have stayed for more.
Could have been your statue, could have been your friend,
A whole long lifetime could have been the end.
I could be yours so true
I would be, I should be through and through
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.

I could have been a whistle, could have been a flute
A real live giver, could have been a boot.
I could have been a signpost, could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle, steady as a rock.
I could be even here
I would be, I should be so near
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Hazey Jane II
  • 3 At the Chime of a City Clock
  • 4 One of These Things First
  • 5 Hazey Jane I
  • 6 Bryter Layter
  • 7 Fly
  • 8 Poor Boy
  • 9 Northern Sky
  • 10 Sunday

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin