Who Sang Free at Last? Eddie Harris

Eddie Harris Silver Cycles cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
length: 3:20
producer: Arif Mardin and Joel Dorn
engineer: Adrian Barber and Phil Iehle
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
bass: Melvin Jackson
bongos: Marcelino Valdes
congas: Marcelino Valdes
piano: Jodie Christian
saxophone: Eddie Harris
tenor saxophone: Eddie Harris
trombone: Benny Powell
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal and Joe Newman
woodwind: Seldon Powell
drums (drum set): Bruno Carr and Richard Smith
Some other versions of "Free at Last"

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn't be in summer.
Seeing you in summer I never would go.
Your hair streaked with sun-light, your lips red as flame, your face with a luster.
That puts gold to shame.

But if I'd ever leave you, it couldn't be in autumn.
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know.
I've seen how you sparkle, when fall nips the air.
I know you in autumn, and I must be there.

And could I leave you running merrily through the snow
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow

If ever I would leave you, how could it be in spring-time
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so
Oh, no! not in spring-time.
Summer, winter or fall.
No, never could I leave you at all.

No, never could I leave you at all.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Free at Last
  • 2 1974 Blues
  • 3 Smoke Signals
  • 4 Coltrane's View
  • 5 I'm Gonna Leave You by Yourself
  • 6 Silver Cycles
  • 7 Little Bit
  • 8 Electric Ballad
  • 9 Infrapolations

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin