Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Album

Artist(s): Derek and the Dominos

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Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Cover Art

Tracklist

I Looked Away

length: 3:07
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock
guitar family: Eric Clapton
organ: Bobby Whitlock
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
percussion & bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton

She took my hand
And tried to make me understand
That she would always be there,
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I'm such a lonely man.
It came as no surprise to me
That she'd leave me in misery.
It seemed like only yesterday
She made a vow that she'd never walk away.
First Verse
And if it seemed a sin
To love another man's woman, baby,
I guess I'll keep on sinning
Loving her, Lord, till my very last day.
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I'm such a lonely man.

Bell Bottom Blues

length: 5:04
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
vocal: Bobby Whitlock
arranger: Derek and the Dominos
guitar family: Eric Clapton
organ: Bobby Whitlock
executive producer: Tom Dowd
percussion & drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar & percussion: Carl Radle
composer: Eric Clapton
lyricist: Eric Clapton
Bell bottom blues, you made me cry.
I don't want to lose this feeling.
And if I could choose a place to die
It would be in your arms.

[Chorus:]
Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day, please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I want to stay.

It's all wrong, but it's all right.
The way that you treat me baby.
Once I was strong but I lost the fight.
You won't find a better loser.

[Chorus: x2]

Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye.
I'm sure we're gonna meet again,
And if we do, don't you be surprised
If you find me with another lover.

[Chorus]

I don't want to fade away.
Give me one more day please.
I don't want to fade away.
In your heart I long to stay.

Keep On Growing

length: 6:23
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock
guitar family: Eric Clapton
piano & organ: Bobby Whitlock
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
percussion & bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton
I was laughing,
Playing in the streets, I was unknowing;
I didn't know my fate.
Playing
The game of love, but never really showing;
I thought that love could wait.
I was a young man and sure to go astray.
You walked right into my life and told me love would find a way
To keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.
I was standing,
Looking in the face of one who loved me,
Feeling so ashamed.
Hoping,
And praying, Lord, that she could understand me,
But I didn't know her name.
She took my hand in hers and told me I was wrong.
She said, you're gonna be all right boy, oh just as long
As you keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Maybe,
Someday baby, who knows where or when, Lord,
Just you wait and see.
We'll be walking,
Together hand in hand, alone forever;
Woman just you and me.
'Cause time is gonna change us, Lord, and I know it's true;
Our love is gonna keep on glowing and growing and it's all we gotta do.
Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

length: 5:01
producer: Derek and the Dominos
piano: Albhy Galuten
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
guitar family: Duane Allman
organ: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Eric Clapton
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
lyricist: Jimmy Cox
composer: Jimmy Cox
Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, I just did not care.
Took all my friends out for a good time,
Bought bootleg whiskey, champagne and wine.

Then I began to fall so low,
Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go.
I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.

Cause no, no, nobody knows you
When you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And as for friends, you don't have any.

When you finally get back up on your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend.
Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

When you finally get back upon your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your good old long-lost friend.
Said it's mighty strange,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

I Am Yours

length: 3:37
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock
organ: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Duane Allman and Eric Clapton
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
percussion & bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Nizami, Eric Clapton
I am yours.
However distant you may be,
There blows no wind but wafts your scent to me,
There sings no bird but calls your name to me.
Each memory that has left its trace with me
Lingers forever as a part of me.
First Verse
First Verse
I am yours.

Anyday

length: 6:37
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Bobby Whitlock and Eric Clapton
arranger: Derek and the Dominos
guitar: Duane Allman and Eric Clapton
organ & piano: Bobby Whitlock
executive producer: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
percussion & bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton
You were talking and I thought I heard you say
"Please leave me alone.
Nothing in this world can make me stay.
I'd rather go back, I'd rather go back home."
But if you believed in me like I believe in you,
We could have a love so true, we would go on endlessly.
And I know anyday, anyday, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, only for a little while.
Well someday baby, I know you're gonna need me
When this old world has got you down.
I'll be right here, so woman call me
And I'll never ever let you down.

[Chorus ]
And I know anyday, anyday, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, only for a little while.
To break the glass and twist the knife into yourself;
You've got to be a fool to understand.
To bring your woman back home after she's left you for another,
You've got to be a, you've got to be a man.

[Chorus]
Anyday, anyday, I will see you, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, only for a little while.
Anyday, anyday, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, just for a little, just for a little while.

Key to the Highway

length: 9:41
producer: Derek and the Dominos
piano: Bobby Whitlock
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
guitar: Eric Clapton and Duane Allman
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar
I got the key to the highway,
Billed out and bound to go.
I'm gonna leave here running;
Walking is most too slow.

I'm going back to the border
Woman, where I'm better known.
You know you haven't done nothing,
Drove a good man away from home.

[Live Verse]
When the moon peeks over the mountains
I'll be on my way.
I'm gonna roam this old highway
Until the break of day.

Oh give me one, one more kiss mama
Just before I go,
'Cause when I leave this time you know I,
I won't be back no more.

[Repeat First Verse]

[Repeat Second Verse]

Tell the Truth

length: 6:41
producer: Derek and the Dominos
piano: Bobby Whitlock
lead vocals: Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock
guitar family: Eric Clapton
guitar: Duane Allman
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
bass guitar & percussion: Carl Radle
writer: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton

[Chorus:]
Tell the truth.
Tell me who's been fooling you?
Tell the truth.
Who's been fooling who?

There you sit there, looking so cool
While the whole show is passing you by.
You better come to terms with your fellow men soon, cause

The whole world is shaking now. Can't you feel it?
A new dawn is breaking now. Can't you see it?

[Chorus]

It doesn't matter just who you are,
Or where you're going or been.
Open your eyes and look into your heart.

The whole world is shaking now. Can't you feel it?
A new dawn is breaking now. Can't you see it?
I said see it, yeah, can't you see it?
Can't you see it, yeah, can't you see it?
I can see it, yeah.

[Chorus]

Hear what I say, 'cause every word is true.
You know I wouldn't tell you no lies.
Your time's coming, gonna be soon, boy.

[Repeat: x2]
It doesn't matter just who you are,
Or where you're going or been.
Open your eyes and look into your heart.

Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?

length: 4:45
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
vocal: Bobby Whitlock
arranger: Derek and the Dominos
guitar family: Eric Clapton
organ: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Duane Allman
executive producer: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
percussion & bass guitar: Carl Radle
writer: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton
Got to find me a way
To take me back to yesterday.
How can I ever hope to forget you?
Won't you show me a place
Where I can hide my lonely face?
I know you're going to break my heart if I let you.

[Chorus]
Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?
Why does love got to be so sad?

Like a moth to a flame,
Like a song without a name,
I've never been the same since I met you.
Like a bird on the wing,
I've got a brand new song to sing,
I can't keep from singing about you.

[Chorus]

I'm beginning to see
What a fool you've made of me.
I might have to break the law when I find you.
Stop running away;
I've got a better game to play,
You know I can't go on living without you.

[Chorus]

Have You Ever Loved a Woman

length: 6:55
producer: Derek and the Dominos
piano: Bobby Whitlock
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
guitar: Eric Clapton and Duane Allman
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
composer: Billy Myles
lyricist: Billy Myles
Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
Have you ever loved a woman
So much you tremble in pain?
And all the time you know
She bears another man's name.

But you just love that woman
So much it's a shame and a sin.
You just love that woman
So much it's a shame and a sin.
But all the time you know
She belongs to your very best friend.

Have you ever loved a woman
And you know you can't leave her alone?
Have you ever loved a woman
And you know you can't leave her alone?
Something deep inside of you
Won't let you wreck your best friend's home.

Little Wing

length: 5:36
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Bobby Whitlock and Eric Clapton
organ: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Eric Clapton and Duane Allman
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
composer: Jimi Hendrix
lyricist: Jimi Hendrix
Well she's walking through the clouds
With a circus mind that's running 'round.
Butterflies and zebras, fairy tales,
That's all she ever thinks about.

When I'm sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free.
Said, "It's all right, take anything you want,
Anything you want, anything."

First Verse

Second Verse

Fly on, little wing.

It’s Too Late

length: 3:50
producer: Derek and the Dominos
piano: Bobby Whitlock
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
vocal: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Duane Allman and Eric Clapton
drums (drum set): Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
composer: Chuck Willis
lyricist: Chuck Willis
[Chorus]
It's too late, she's gone.
It's too late, my baby's gone.
Wish I had told her she was my only one.
It's too late, she's gone.

It's a woman that cries,
So I guess I've gotta hide my eyes.
Yes, I will miss her more than anyone.
It's too late, she's gone.

She's gone, yes she's gone.
She's gone, my baby's gone.
She's gone, yes she's gone.
Where can my baby be?

And I wonder does she know
When she left me, it hurt me so.
I need your love babe, please don't make me wait.
Tell me it's not too late.

[Chorus]

And I wonder does she know
When she left me, it hurt me so.
I need your love babe, please don't make me wait.
Tell me it's not too late.

Layla

length: 7:07
producer: Derek and the Dominos
arranger: Derek and the Dominos
executive producer: Tom Dowd
vocal: Bobby Whitlock
bass guitar: Carl Radle
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Gordon
electronic organ & piano: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Duane Allman and Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
writer: Jim Gordon, Eric Clapton
What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

[Chorus:]
Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.

[Chorus]

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

[Chorus: x2]

Thorn Tree in the Garden

length: 2:53
producer: Derek and the Dominos
lead vocals: Bobby Whitlock
guitar: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Bobby Whitlock
percussion: Jim Gordon
bass guitar: Carl Radle
composer: Bobby Whitlock
lyricist: Bobby Whitlock
There's a thorn tree in the garden, if you know just what I mean,
And I hate to hurt your feelings but it's not the way it seems,
'Cause I miss her.

She's the only girl I've cared for, the only one I've known.
And no one ever shared more love than we've known.
And I miss her.

But it all seems so strange to see,
That she'd never turn her back on me
And leave without a last goodbye.
And if she winds up walking the streets,
Loving every other man she meets
Who'll be the one to answer why?
Lord, I hope it's not me, it's not me.

And if I never see her face again, I never hold her hand.
And if she's in somebody's arms, I know I'll understand
But I miss that girl. I still miss that girl.

Maybe someday soon, somewhere.