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Eric Clapton — Lay Down Sally
Album: Slowhand
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Released: 1977
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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.

Lay down, Sally, and rest here 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.

Lay down, Sally, and rest here 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.

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.

Lay down, Sally, and rest here 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.
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This song always reminds me of a young woman a long time ago. Here name wasn't Sally but it might have been 1977. (yes, a funny name.)
I've come to the realization that Eric Clapton is souless imitation. Just the kind of thing Patty Boyd would be into, I suppose... something so lonesome about this!
Wow, a blast from the past. Great album. 
I'm certainly happy to hear this one here....it's one of the EC tracks that I absolutely LOVE, esp. with a nice clean loud stereo, and those female backing vocals kick extra ass.  This entire album is a gem to me (and I have rated this track a 10) and one of those early memories of expanding my musical tastes from mostly rap to mostly not-rap.  Thanks for the spin, BnR...and Long Live RP!!
Hip-shaking to my kitchen for another beer.... cool
 calypsus_1 wrote:
 
That was great!  I was gonna say that this is the most generic song EC ever did, but it sure rocks live with MK!
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This got played to death back in the day. I'd instantly change the station as soon as this FM pap came on.

I'm not even listening to RP right now but the mere sight of this on RP's website makes me grit my teeth. It's one of those musical moments where you wonder what possessed the artist to phone it in so much. 

The backing vocals are nice from what I can remember. I could imagine JJ Cale making this somewhat interesting but with Clapton it's just trite and sicky-sweet. 
A one-person crusade to get this song played. Nice. 

I feel the same way about "Willie and the Hand Jive."  


I must say that is a real luxury, not pay attention to this song (never played), as well as others in the same circumstances.
Unfortunately, to our displeasure, in the music world these days, luxury is a rare thing ...
Then, offsetting that fact, say, "Lay Down Sally" is a song written by Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy and George Terry in 1977, and It is a country-blues performed in the style of J. J. Cale, whose style i admire, close to "Tulsa band", indeed difficult to implement by an English rock musician.
Also say that this song belongs to that unique and distinct batch of song ever, that even without the often heard, never forgotten.
I would be displeased, to be today, a young of 14, 18, 20 years old, and never have been facilitated access to this song.



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