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Fleetwood Mac — Child of Mine
Album: Bare Trees
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Released: 1972
Length: 5:14
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Little child of mine
You'll be lovin' like your little Mother did
Heard it somewhere before
I won't leave you no not like my Father did
Heavy country blues keep a rockin'
K-k-k-keep that soulbeat a-sockin'
Heavy country blues keep a rockin'
K-k-k-keep that soulbeat a-sockin'
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
Little child of mine
You'll be lovin' like your little Mother did
Heard it somewhere before,
I won't leave you, no not like my Father did
Heavy country blues keep a rockin'
K-k-k-keep that soulbeat a-sockin'
Heavy country blues keep a rockin'
K-k-k-keep that soulbeat a-sockin'
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
I miss you again
I let the sunlight through my eyes
I won't cry
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Lately I've been listening a lot to a playlist I created that spans Then Play On to Heroes. Still great stuff!

Another list is all of their earlier, straight blues stuff, including FM In Chicago. One gets tired of repeatedly hearing Jeremy Spencer pretend he's Elmore James, however.
This needs to stop already!
 ckcotton wrote:
Soooo much better stuff from them...
 
 

Wish he had played Bare Trees instead. This one went on & on and became tedious & boring. I still have this album.
Can remember where I was the first place I heard this one        Sitting on a balcony downtown Saigon  burning rope  
Soooo much better stuff from them...
 
This is FM 2.0 - post Peter Green, pre "Rumors" lineup.  The continuity was the McVies and Mick Fleetwood.  "Bare Trees" was a terrific album, but completely overshadowed by the first two Buckingham/Nicks discs.
 fredriley wrote:
Here's a bit of trivia for you. Mick Fleetwood had a cameo part in Star Trek. Strange but true, at least according to Wikipedia.
 
Couldn't find that when following your link. This one has the info.

Fred, your link did provide this even nuttier piece of trivia: Patrick Stewart claims that Frank Sinatra never missed an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation. 

Really like two of the FM tracks I've heard from this album. It's like the Mac was an entirely different band from the Rumours-era lineup. 


A long time favorite. Play it any time!
This is sure one catchy tune!  I really like it.  7 —->8
Here's a bit of trivia for you. Mick Fleetwood had a cameo part in Star Trek. Strange but true, at least according to Wikipedia.
 Johnny-smooth wrote:

Maybe its just me, but always felt that Fleetwood Mac lost something special when Buckingham/Nicks joined the grp.  Prefer the older stuff, even though that material came out well before I even started listening to this grp
 
I don't know if it's just you.  Any time a group agrees to go in a new direction, I think you could argue that they lost something special, which of course was the old direction.  And we could speculate about whether they lost it or left it behind, but I think it's pretty well agreed that Mick and the McVies were looking for new direction at the time Lindsay and Stevie were hired.  It doesn't make the old direction bad or any less desirable.

Bare Trees was my introduction to F-M, so when some of you were saying "I miss their blues and Peter Green," I was saying naïve stuff like "I can't believe they got rid of Bob Welch."  Whatever — I like that groups evolve.  Some of Bowie's incarnations have fallen flat, but fortunately, like F-M, it's a book with many chapters.
 Cynaera wrote:
Glad to hear this one!  There are a lot of great suggestions in this thread for FM songs pre-BuckNicks. "Rhiannon" is one of those songs I'll dive across the room, risking life and limb, to turn off. "Heroes are Hard to Find," conversely, is one of those songs I'll dive across the room to crank up loud.  I'd love to hear more early Fleetwood Mac, more often here... {#Daisy}
 


This is a truly great classic...  I love this song...



Glad to hear this one!  There are a lot of great suggestions in this thread for FM songs pre-BuckNicks. "Rhiannon" is one of those songs I'll dive across the room, risking life and limb, to turn off. "Heroes are Hard to Find," conversely, is one of those songs I'll dive across the room to crank up loud.  I'd love to hear more early Fleetwood Mac, more often here... {#Daisy}
 RedGuitar wrote:

Interesting story.  Yeah, I don't recall hearing FM on the radio until maybe Heroes.  I worked in a record store back then, so found out about stuff that way.
 
Heh - and I was one of those annoying customers who'd come in and say things like "Yeah, heard this band over the weekend . . ."

And then you'd spend 10 minutes trying to figure out who it was.

I ended up getting a job at the college station just to keep up with new music. It really was hard to hear the new stuff if you didn't live in a major metro area. 
Bare Trees one of my alltime faves. Thanks
Ah the Bob Welch years.  This, Kiln House and Heroes are Hard to find are great examples of the pre-Nick-Buck days.  I like the early Peter Green years too - {#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer} - oh yeah - and Christine Perfect! 
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
For some curious reason, F-M made it's way to North Carolina in the guise of visiting surfers from California. I can remember hearing Bare Trees in a campground at Cape Hatteras and wondering who it was. The next week I called several radio stations (including the low-power college stations) to find out where I could buy this album. No dice. Finally found a copy a few months later while visiting D.C. I don't think they had a presence on-air until Heroes Are Hard To Find.

Jeeze, it's hard to 'splain to the youngs how music was circulated in the pre-net days.
 
Interesting story.  Yeah, I don't recall hearing FM on the radio until maybe Heroes.  I worked in a record store back then, so found out about stuff that way.

 Mangoman wrote:
Came to the Web site to check what this great tune is. Surprised to find that it's Fleetwood Mac! {#Bananajam}
 
Why is that? The group has had several incarnations (with Mick and John being the two constants) and has a very deep back catalog dating back to the late '60s! There's much more to F-M than the overexposure provided by the Buckingham Nicks era.

This is a very solid album, as is the follow-on, Future Games. While somewhat spotty, the Kiln House precursor also has many tracks that rock as hard, or harder, than this.

Is this Johnny Bravo?
Ahhhhh. More pre B/N Mac. Not that I'm against the later incarnation, I have their stuff too, but this is a better fit for Radio Paradise.(IMO)

Thoughts on a grey day.........

Finally! For me this was the best (Future Games, this) Fleetwood Mac sound




Yeah, this is a great song...  love it...


Keeps sounding better over time....
Came to the Web site to check what this great tune is. Surprised to find that it's Fleetwood Mac! {#Bananajam}


Fantastic song!  We be dancing!


 Kittee wrote:
Oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Rhiannon played instead.
     Linky,is not there !




This song is soooo good for the ears...


Absolutely Rock Solid! Love to hear more from this album, it's a good one.

For some curious reason, F-M made it's way to North Carolina in the guise of visiting surfers from California. I can remember hearing Bare Trees in a campground at Cape Hatteras and wondering who it was. The next week I called several radio stations (including the low-power college stations) to find out where I could buy this album. No dice. Finally found a copy a few months later while visiting D.C. I don't think they had a presence on-air until Heroes Are Hard To Find.

Jeeze, it's hard to 'splain to the youngs how music was circulated in the pre-net days.


 ruthless wrote:
Always loved Bare Trees!! How about some Buckingham/Nicks too.
 
Maybe its just me, but always felt that Fleetwood Mac lost something special when Buckingham/Nicks joined the grp.  Prefer the older stuff, even though that material came out well before I even started listening to this grp
Funny thing about the Buckingham/Nicks version of the band, a lot of us had had only limited exposure to them between "Oh, Well" and "Hypnotized." The "Rhiannon" phenomenon caused us to go back to their back catalog and discover the wonders of Danny Kirwan and Peter Green, Bare Trees, Kiln House, and others.


This song is just so groovy...  love it...


Great to hear some pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac.
Something from "Then Play On" would be nice.


awesome...




Yeah, this is a great song from a great album...


Wow, haven't heard this in a loooong time, Thanks Bill
And thank you to whoever uploaded this.
Kittee
(NC- Dreaming of the Mountains)
Posted: Oct 06, 2008 - 10:08 < Reply >

Oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Rhiannon played instead.

Huh?
 

rls wrote:
Bob Welch's guitar still makes this, Mystery to Me, and Future Games the only Fleetwood Mac albums I enjoy.
 
Welch wasn't aboard yet, as I recall. This is all Danny.




Love it...


K-k-k-k-keep that Soul Beat a'rockin'!   YEAH!
hitjazz wrote:
Has there ever been a more driving rhythm section than Fleetwood and MacVie? And did they ever drive harder than on Bare Trees and Future Games? I think not. Hearing this song spurred me to register so I could vote and comment. Kudos to RP!

How about English Rose, Then Play On and Kiln House?

 andrewimft wrote:
David Cassidy would get carpal tunnel just trying to play these Danny Kirwin/Bob Welch riffs, and Shirley Jones would get carpal voice trying to sing Christine McVie's phrasing here. The rest of the family would be frightened by the bell bottoms and smell of weed.
 
...honestly, who wouldn't be frightened by bell bottoms?..
more please Paradise ...{#Drummer}
Oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Rhiannon played instead.


Another song written by Danny Kirwan... I think this was his last album with Fleetwood Mac...


andrewimft wrote:
David Cassidy would get carpal tunnel just trying to play these Danny Kirwin/Bob Welch riffs, and Shirley Jones would get carpal voice trying to sing Christine McVie's phrasing here. The rest of the family would be frightened by the bell bottoms and smell of weed. That's why they're applauding.:roflol: :bananapiano: :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer:
:lol:
MojoJojo wrote:
:ask:
David Cassidy would get carpal tunnel just trying to play these Danny Kirwin/Bob Welch riffs, and Shirley Jones would get carpal voice trying to sing Christine McVie's phrasing here. The rest of the family would be frightened by the bell bottoms and smell of weed. That's why they're applauding.:roflol: :bananapiano: :bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer:
Not quite. MojoJojo wrote:
:ask:
Has there ever been a more driving rhythm section than Fleetwood and MacVie? And did they ever drive harder than on Bare Trees and Future Games? I think not. Hearing this song spurred me to register so I could vote and comment. Kudos to RP!
Have always liked this!! :bananajam:
:ask:
Antigone wrote:
I've been listening to this, and Future Games a lot lately. Great, great albums! :clap:
Me too A! I have been familiarizing myself with older Fleetwood Mac material and it has been awesome! Haven't met a FM album yet that I didn't love :)
Guitar intro sounds like .... OMG ... yes it is! Child of Mine by Fleetwood Mac! Excellent! :-)
I've been listening to this, and Future Games a lot lately. Great, great albums! :clap:
So many great memories brought back with this album. Thanks Bill
Bill must have his java before me... can't say any negative here (being Fleetwood Mac) but I'm not sure I was ready for that. :confused:
Always loved Bare Trees!! How about some Buckingham/Nicks too.
cutterjudd wrote:
Sure is nice to rediscover old Fleetwood Mac....thanks Wild Bill
Well... let's say middle aged Fleetwood Mac. Old would be Rattlesnake Shake, etc. from the hard guitar blues days of Green and Spencer. I like this middle iteration of FM quite well though.
At first I thought this was an early or obscure tune from The Eagles. But this is quite good. Fleetwood Mac output before "Rumours" isn't terribly well known, unfortunately...
Nicely done Bill! It is so nice to hear the old good stuff that no one else will play. Wonderful eclectic mix my man! David
I don't think I've ever heard this one before. I was thinking this is really good and the guitar sounded familiar, and then looked to see who it was and found out why.
Sure is nice to rediscover old Fleetwood Mac....thanks Wild Bill
Thanks Bill! We need more FM from the 'good years'!
Not a hater, just not a fan.
:sunny: : Outta the clear blue sky!!!! :sunny: : Always amazing the tracks that get played on this here website.... What an awesome flashback. I can take or leave most of the tracks on this album, but this one (& sentimental lady) are killer. This was truly a phenomenal time for ol' Fleetwood; this and the next following albums (Penguin, Mystery To Me) are of special fondness to me. Thanks tons for the time travel!
Bob Welch's guitar still makes this, Mystery to Me, and Future Games the only Fleetwood Mac albums I enjoy.