Bell Bottom Blues (Live/Studio)

Looking for a beautiful song to start your week?  Here is a masterpiece of aching love and heartbreak by Derek and the Dominos:  Bell Bottom Blues.  It’s one of my all-time favorites and was alluded to in Rich’s latest series over at KamerTunesBlog.  This live performance features Bobby Whitlock.  The lyrics are modified from the original.
Original credits, below.  Here’s a story for you in a separate post.  Enjoy!

Bell bottom blues, you made me cry
I don’t want to lose this feeling
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
I don’t want to fade away
In your arms 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

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
In your arms I want to stay
I don’t want to fade away
Give me one more day

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
I don’t want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

Bell bottom blues, girl don’t say goodbye
We’re surely going to meet again
And when we do, girl don’t be surprised
If you find me with another lover

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
I don’t want to fade away
In your arms I want to stay
I don’t want to fade away
Baby, baby….

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[“Bell Bottom Blues,” by Derek and the Dominos.  Written by: Bobby Whitlock and Eric Calpton.  Original release: Layla, 1970/71.]

Derek and the Dominos:  Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Jim Gordon (drums, tabla); Carl Radle (bass, percussion); Bobby Whitlock (organ, harmony (vocals)).

*Duane Allman joined the sessions after “Bell Bottom Blues” was recorded.

 

Video posted to youtube by user kingy17

 

 

12 thoughts on “Bell Bottom Blues (Live/Studio)

  1. Pingback: It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right | Living a Beautiful Life

    1. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I’m really looking forward to your next post! That album is so amazing. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve heard it and still love it. Your “One and Done” post brought to mind my favorite song from the D&D album and I ran with the inspiration. Thank you 🙂

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  2. Pingback: ONE AND DONE – My Favorite One-Album Artists Part 2 | KamerTunesBlog

  3. Great writing on the past post Danica, great album by D&D and I had not seen ol’ Slow Hand play that on video.. before.. rather calm for Clapton and as a bluesman he is in my top 5 fav’s.. Thank you for bringing back some great memories.. not giving up the age hints!

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