America - Sister Golden Hair

America - Sister Golden Hair




"Sister Golden Hair" is a song written by Gerry Beckley and recorded by the band America for their fifth album Hearts (1975). It was their second single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for one week.


George Martin, who was The Beatles producer, produced this track that was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California. The engineer on the session was Geoff Emerick, who worked with George Martin on much of The Beatles output.


Gerry Beckley played lap steel guitar on this track. He told that the musical influence came from George Harrison. "I very openly tip my hat there to 'My Sweet Lord,'" he said. "I was such a fan of all The Beatles but we knew George quite well and I just thought that was such a wonderful intro."




Lyrics


Well I tried to make it sunday, but I got so damn depressed

That I set my sights on monday and I got myself undressed

I ain't ready for the altar but I do agree there's times

When a woman sure can be a friend of mine


Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, sister golden hair surprise

And I just can't live without you, can't you see it in my eyes?

I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find

But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind


Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?

Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?

Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it


Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, sister golden hair surprise

And I just can't live without you, can't you see it in my eyes?

Now I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find

But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind


Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?

Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?

Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it


Doo wop doo wop



Songwriters: Gerry Beckley

Sister Golden Hair lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc




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