Saturday Sun (A Football Free Zone)
Today’s track is taken from Elton John’s demo sessions recorded at Dick James Music Studio in 1968.
The sessions had Elton John singing the songs of Mike Heron, John Martyn, Nick Drake and Beverly Martin arranged by Drake’s producer, Joe Boyd.
The sessions featured Elton John – vocals/piano, Linda Peters (later Thompson) – vocals, Jim Capaldi – drums, Simon Nicol – guitar, Pat Donaldson – bass.
Here is Nick Drake’s “Saturday Sun”
Saturday sun came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue
Saturday sun came without warning
So no-one knew what to do.
Saturday sun brought people and faces
That didn’t seem much in their day
But when I remember those people and places
They were rarely too good in their way.
In their way
In their way
Saturday sun won’t come and see me today.
Think about stories with reason and rhyme
Circling through your brain.
And think about people in their season and time
Returning again and again
And Saturday’s sun has turned to Sunday’s rain.
So Sunday sat in the Saturday sun
And wept for a day gone by.
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