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The Yardbirds — For Your Love
Album: The Yardbirds
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
I'd give you everything and more, and that's for sure.
For your love.
I'd bring you diamond rings and things right to your door.
For your love.

To thrill you with delight,
I'll give you diamonds bright.
There'll be things that will excite,
To make you dream of me at night.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.

For your love, for your love,
I would give the stars above.
For your love, for your love,
I would give you all I could.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
I'd give the moon if it were mine to give.
For your love.
I'd give the stars and the sun 'fore I live.
For your love.

To thrill you with delight,
I'll give you diamonds bright.
There'll be days that will excite,
To make you dream of me at night.

For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
For your love.
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Jobseeker ! Can of Strongbow, I'm a mess ...
I was 10 years old when this came out and I learned the chords. To this day they are the only chords I know.
oh my god, third time hearing this today, what a conincidence! 💚
Nils Lofgren did a nice version on his Cry Tough album.
I remember getting my hands on a cassette of this the very day I had my first cassette deck installed in my '73 Cutlass Supreme and yes, it had been an 8-track world, just like in my '70 Cutlass, too, before and up til then... My buddy Mike and I said then: THIS JAMS!
 markmreadr wrote:
This is the song that caused Clapton to leave the Yardbirds. The story goes that he actually walked out after the session was over, never to return, but that may be apocryphal. I like the song, but I think we're all glad that Clapton followed his instincts.
 

Hey, my mom grew up in Port Washington! 

Yeah, Bill mentioned that story about Clapton leaving the band over this song—apparently it was too commercial for his blues-purist tastes in March '65 and he left the Yardbirds "the day the song went public" according to Wikipedia.  

And yet: there's Clapton quitting John Mayall & the Blues Breakers to join Cream in July '66. Apparently he'd gotten over his devotion to pure blues by then. 
Bongos!!!   OUTSTANDING    love dem birds  : )
Love it. I'm an 80s kid but I love good music of any kind, any era.
 DaWiz wrote:
*cough* dated *cough*
 
It may be dated, but it's still great. You have to remember that the other stuff on the radio back then was "I want to hold your hand" and "I'm Henry the Eighth I am", so this has to be very much appreciated.
Another one that went to soon, Keith Relf
 DaWiz wrote:
*cough* dated *cough*
 
One day, you, too will be  *cough* dated *cough*, and you will still be relevant.
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Well, maybe not you, but me?  Absolutely relevant and proudly dated.
 How do you think Eric feels? At any rate, this song was the last straw for Clapton who left the 'birds because he did not like this new sound.

westslope wrote:
Making me feel over a 1/2 century old but enjoying it nonetheless.  

 


 westslope wrote:
Making me feel over a 1/2 century old but enjoying it nonetheless.  

 
Go with the feeling. I do.
Great then - great now - always great
Nice back to back Bill{#Notworthy}
 yuel wrote:
great follower to the "heart full of soul"-cover by chris isaak!

{#Cheers}

 
yep 
great follower to the "heart full of soul"-cover by chris isaak!

{#Cheers}
Great
Without the lads from across the pound, and there were many, music in the 1960s/1970s might have been really dull.
geez was it really 50 years ago that i grooved to this song
You gotta be kidding me!  (Not sure whether to groove or chuckle.)
A nice 60s early sound, though I recently learned that Clapton regreted to do this song back on those years, feeling it was not "pure blues". Things change though ...
Making me feel over a 1/2 century old but enjoying it nonetheless.  
there is a good cover of that on greg sage's sacrifice (for love) solo lp from 1991, worth hearing.
Have not heard this in a long time.  Thanks, Bill!  
Ah, they were such young lads then.  Yardbirds were great, I enjoy hearing them, but they will also forever be a trivia question surrounding the 3 famous guitarists they launched.

Sweet, I made the first comment!
*cough* dated *cough*
Originally Posted by tomnam: The Yardbirds place in history notwithstanding - this is down right annoying
Agreed, some of thier stuff simply does not stand the test of time.
The Yardbirds place in history notwithstanding - this is down right annoying, especially towards the end. The harpsicord from hell...
Clapton got it right. This one made him leave.
Don't forget Chris Drega, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith also came from this band!
Originally Posted by Jacques: Someon ementioned it was written by the "guys from 10CC" actually, it had nothing to do with them (Godley & Creme) but was written by some guy with the last name of "Gouldman"... how does all this musical misinformation get started... Oops, was that GRAHAM Gouldman? in that case it's indeed written by one of the members of 10CC! Wouldn't be surprised 'cause he was, already long before 10CC, one of Britain's most succesful songwriters and the Yardbirds, among many other well-known bands/artists, may surely have recorded one or more songs written by him.
Someon ementioned it was written by the \"guys from 10CC\" actually, it had nothing to do with them (Godley & Creme) but was written by some guy with the last name of \"Gouldman\"... how does all this musical misinformation get started... Cheers Jacques Radio Paradise - What Radio Could Have Been
Bongos AND harpsicord! Great song.