Derek And The Dominos - "Bell Bottom Blues" - 1970




"Bell Bottom Blues" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock and performed by the band Derek and the Dominos. It deals with Clapton's unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend George Harrison, and appears on the 1970 double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.


Issued as a single, backed with "Keep on Growing", the song reached number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. A re-release backed with "Little Wing" peaked at number 78 on the same chart.





Lyrics


Bell bottom blues, you made me cry.

I don't want to lose this feeling.

And if I could choose a place to die

It would be in your arms.


Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?

Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?

I'd gladly do it because

I don't want to fade away.

Give me one more day, please.

I don't want to fade away.

In your heart I want to stay.


It's all wrong, but it's all right.

The way that you treat me baby.

Once I was strong but I lost the fight.

You won't find a better loser.


[Chorus 2x]


Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye.

I'm sure we're gonna meet again,

And if we do, don't you be surprised

If you find me with another lover.


[Chorus]


I don't want to fade away.

Give me one more day please.

I don't want to fade away.

In your heart I long to stay.



songwriters: Eric Patrick Clapton / Bobby Whitlock

Bell Bottom Blues lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc







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