The story of two friends, one a person who loved to travel and the other one who loved to paint. They persuade each other back into their respective vocations. A strange song, perhaps, but we all lose our zest for life at times, don't we? Let's hope it's never for long
Sandy recorded two versions of this song:
- A studio version from 1973 was released on Like an Old Fashioned Waltz and on the 2CD anthology No More Sad Refrains.
- A live, solo version recorded at Wapping Town Hall in East London was released on The Attic Tracks Vol. 1 and on The Attic Tracks CD. Sandy sings it beautifully as she plays a twelve foot Bechstein concert grand piano.
- The 5CD Fledg'ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures and the bonus track on the CD reissue of Like an Old Fashioned Waltz have a live, solo version recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, on 3 December 1972. According to Dirk Riezebos, this version “is the same as that on the Attic Tracks CD; only the intro has been edited slightly differently; the vocal line is identical. Also the mastering on Attic Tracks is much more sympathetic.”
- An unofficial third, alternative studio version also exists, with bass, drums and piano.
- Vikki Clayton on her album It Suits Me Well (1994)
- Linde Nijland on her album Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny (2003)
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