This Song’s Been In My Head For a While, Now I’m Giving it to You

Don’t worry. It’s lovely.

20 Comments on “This Song’s Been In My Head For a While, Now I’m Giving it to You”

  1. I dearly love the Sundays, and their version of this song. I’m almost forgotten about it. Thanks for posting.
    – sulizano

  2. I wonder what ever happened to The Sundays…I mean, Buffy made a lot of career high points, but I didn’t think it would be the end point for The Sundays.

  3. Keef is responsible for some of the most beautiful melodies in rock and roll. I could listen to this and Angie forever and never get tired of them. Love the cover too.

  4. This is one of those songs that just hangs out in the brain and doesn’t cause any problems. Some get in there and push all the important stuff out of the way and then you can’t get anything done. Happy Gnu Year!

  5. 1971 flashback, Sticky Fingers and the Rolling Stones. I thought maybe they were also dong a cover but it really was by Jagger and Richards who composed and performed originally. For you young’ins that is a great album. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. It is lovely and very fitting at this moment in my life….thank you for sharing. I had not heard it before now, but do appreciate it. Thank you.

  7. I’ve been trying to figure out for YEARS who sings this version. *prostrates self in thanks*

    (we’ll leave the subject of my pathetic sleuthing skills for another time)

  8. Thanks! I’ve had “Hallelujah” stuck in my head for days. This is a VERY welcome replacement.
    Happy New Year!

  9. I prefer the version by ‘Old And In The Way’ , maybe ’cause I’m getting there myself ;-)

  10. Re Steve Bryan – “Sticky Fingers” – oh yeah, “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?” is probably the best Stones sone ever. Dang!

  11. Zooey Deschanel playing the ukulele with a friend and asking the musical question, “What Are You ”
    Doing New Year’s Eve?”

  12. That was lovely. However, my favorite cover of this song is from the Flying Burrito Brothers (well, it was mostly Gram Parsons and a piano, on the Burritos’ album “Burrito Deluxe”), which was actually released a year before the Stones’ version, on “Sticky Fingers”. Which, Steve Bryan, might account for your feeling that the Stones’ version was a cover.

  13. Yes, a lovely take on the song…but I still prefer the Stones’ version. Haven’t sampled the other covers posted in the thread, though. I’ll see what I’ve been missing later on.

  14. “Keith Richards and Gram Parsons wrote the melody and came up with the phrase “Wild Horses”.”

    “Prior to its release on Sticky Fingers, Gram Parsons convinced Jagger and Richards to allow him to record “Wild Horses” with his band, The Flying Burrito Brothers. While the Rolling Stones had already laid the track to tape, the Burrito Brothers’ version was actually the first to be released, appearing on their second album, Burrito Deluxe, in April 1970, one year before Sticky Fingers.”

    John, thanks for a version of this song I had overlooked, and my apologies for the bottomless rat-hole.

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