Slowhand Album

Artist(s): Eric Clapton

Cover Art

Eric Clapton Slowhand Cover Art

Tracklist

Cocaine

length: 3:37
producer: Glyn Johns
background vocals: Yvonne Elliman and Marcy Levy
bass guitar: Carl Radle
drums (drum set): Jamie Oldaker
electronic organ: Dick Sims
guitar: Eric Clapton and George Terry
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
composer: J.J. Cale
lyricist: J.J. Cale

If you want to hang out, you've gotta take her out, cocaine
If you want to get down, get down on the ground, cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
Cocaine

If you got that lose, you want to kick them blues, cocaine
When your day is done, and you want to ride on cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
Cocaine

If your day is gone, and you want to ride on, cocaine
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back, cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
Cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
Cocaine

Wonderful Tonight

length: 3:42
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
background vocals: Yvonne Elliman and Marcy Levy
drums (drum set): Jamie Oldaker
electronic organ: Dick Sims
guitar: Eric Clapton and George Terry
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
composer: Eric Clapton
lyricist: Eric Clapton
It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear.
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look all right?"
And I say, "Yes, you look wonderful tonight."

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that's walking around with me.
And then she asks me, "Do you feel all right?"
And I say, "Yes, I feel wonderful tonight."

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes.

And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you.
It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight.
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight."

Thanks to Dan for the correction

Lay Down Sally

length: 3:52
producer: Glyn Johns
background vocals: Yvonne Elliman and Marcy Levy
bass guitar: Carl Radle
drums (drum set): Jamie Oldaker
electronic organ: Dick Sims
guitar: George Terry and Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
writer: Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry
There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me.
I know you've got somewhere to go,
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.

[Chorus:]
Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms.
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon.
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you.

The sun ain't nearly on the rise
And we still got the moon and stars above.
Underneath the velvet skies,
Love is all that matters. Won't you stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.

[Chorus]

I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily.
So don't you go and say goodbye,
You can lay your worries down and stay with me.
And don't you ever leave.

[Chorus: x2]

Next Time You See Her

length: 4:02
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
composer: Eric Clapton
lyricist: Eric Clapton
She's got everything a man could ever ask for.
She is lovely, brighter than a morning star.
She is so beautiful, portrait of a sunset.
She got everything, including my old car.

Next time you see her, tell her that I love her.
Next time you see her, tell her that I care.
Next time you see her, tell her that I love her.
Next time I see you, boy you'd better beware.

I'm just trying to warn you that you're bound to get hurt.
I couldn't be her last love, so how could you be her first?
I want to tell you, buddy, things are bound to get rough.
I know that she's only flirting, but I think that I've had enough.

Chorus

And if you see her again, I will surely kill you.
And if you see her again, I will surely kill you.

Chorus

And if you see her again, I will surely kill you.
And if you see her again, I will surely kill you.

Chorus

We’re All the Way

length: 2:33
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
lyricist: Don Williams
composer: Don Williams
There's no cause to think that I won't stay;
Haven't I been with you all the way?
There's no time like now to make amends.
After all, we are more than friends.

[Chorus:]
This could be the time for you and me.
We could go wherever we should be.
So don't put words between us we shouldn't say,
And don't be acting halfway
When you know we're all the way.

There are times when I don't see the light.
I don't know if what I do is right.
But when I'm wrong, it's never meant for you,
So don't confuse my love with what I do.

[Chorus]

The Core

length: 8:46
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
writer: Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy
Every morning when I wake, a feeling soon begins to overtake me.
Ringing in my ears resounds through my brain; it finally surrounds me.
There is fire, there is life, there is passion, fever and fury.
There is love and there is hate, there is longing, anger and worry.

[Chorus]
Oh, I have a flame; feel it touch my heart.
And down at my core is the hottest part.
I can burn without fuel.

If it should become too cold, I know I can endure the frostbite.
Oh, a blanket then I'll wrap around me; I keep myself so close to my side.
No one then can cause me harm, just as the river runs into the sea.
Cause every day, your fire alarm is deafening the silence all around me.

[Chorus]

It is burning.
It is burning.

You can trust me; we can laugh. Together we can share our sorrow.
I will give you secrets too, an attitude that you may borrow.
Gypsy woman said to me, "One thing you must bear in your mind:
You are young and you are free, but damned if you're deceased in your own lifetime."

Oh, you have a flame; feel it in your heart.
And down at the core is the hottest part.
We can burn without fuel.

It is burning.
It is burning.

May You Never

length: 3:02
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
composer: John Martyn
lyricist: John Martyn
May you never lay your head down without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.
May you never lose your temper if you get hit in a barroom fight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

Well, you're just like a great, strong sister to me,
And I know that your love is true,
And you hold no blade for to stab me in my back;
I know that there's some that do.

So please, won't you please, won't you bear it in mind:
Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
Please, won't you please, bear it in mind for me.

Chorus

Well, you're just like a great, strong brother to me,
And I know that your love is true,
And you never talk dirty behind my back;
I know that there's some that do.

So please, won't you please, won't you bear it in mind:
Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
Please, won't you please, bear it in mind for me.

Chorus

May you never lose your woman overnight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

Mean Old Frisco

length: 4:43
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
lead vocals: Eric Clapton
composer: Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
lyricist: Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
Well that mean old dirty Frisco
And that low down Santa Fe.
Mean old Frisco
And that low down Santa Fe.
You know they take my girl away,
Lord, and blow back out on me.

Well my mama, she done told me,
And my papa told me too.
Mama told me
And my papa told me too.
A woman that gets in your face,
Lord she ain't no friend for you.

Well I'm going away now baby
And I won't be back until fall.
Going away, baby.
Lord, I won't be back till fall.
If I don't come back by then,
Lord, I won't be back at all.

Well I'm going away baby
And your crying won't make me stay.
Going away baby
And your crying won't make me stay.
Well the more you cry, little girl,
If anything you'll drive me away.

Well that mean old dirty Frisco
And that low down Santa Fe.
Mean old Frisco
And that low down Santa Fe.
Gonna take my gal away,
Lord, and blow back out on me.

Peaches and Diesel

length: 4:47
producer: Glyn Johns
bass guitar: Carl Radle
guitar: Eric Clapton
composer: Eric Clapton, Albhy Galuten
Instrumental