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Eric Clapton — May You Never
Album: Slowhand
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Released: 1977
Length: 2:54
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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.

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 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.

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.

May you never lose your woman overnight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.
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Not a patch on the late great John Martyn. 2/10 at best for Eric’s crappy effort. It lacks everything the original has.
Great Song, poor version, sung by a racist.

Check out what Clapton said in the 70s

https://www.insidehook.com/art...
I could never abide Clapton, and even less now that I've heard him murdering John Martyn's classic.
Count me in (5). A very, very disappointing rendition. Eric's tune is way to commercial for the class of John Martyn's original. Especially the boring auto tune drums. Sad copy! 2/10
Count me in (4)

Clapton just going through the motions - empty compared to the John Martyn version
Originally Posted by adoran: count me in, too.
count me in, three.
Originally Posted by Emmanuel: Had the album. Sold it. Hated this song most! Then, yearls later, I heard the John Martyn original. It was beau-ti-ful. Let's scrap Eric from all Rock Encyclopediae and put John Martyn back in!
count me in, too.
boooooooooooooring version
Originally Posted by Emmanuel: Had the album. Sold it. Hated this song most! Then, yearls later, I heard the John Martyn original. It was beau-ti-ful. Let's scrap Eric from all Rock Encyclopediae and put John Martyn back in!
Yes, this version is awful. I vote for JM original too.
Had the album. Sold it. Hated this song most! Then, yearls later, I heard the John Martyn original. It was beau-ti-ful. Let\'s scrap Eric from all Rock Encyclopediae and put John Martyn back in!
I like this song a lot. I would like to hear John Martyn\'s (the writer) version as well.
An Excellent song, one of my favorites. :D