May You Never

My latest release is a tune that aims to send best wishes to all… Here’s to good health, good times, and most of all good friends!

Originally written and performed by John Martyn, Eric Clapton also covered this song on the “Slowhand“ album. My personal touch was to create a more rockin’ version. It’s far from perfect, but I think mission accomplished.


Listen to “May You Never” on SoundClick


Credits:

Arrangements, all instruments and lead vocals by Craig Guerrieri.
Special background vocals guest: Rhea Pitcher
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Craig Guerrieri at Cygnus Studios, Florida, USA. ©2019.

Instruments used in this song:

– Seagull Entourage acoustic guitar
– Peavey DW-3 acoustic guitar (beautiful axe, thanks Jeff and Megan!)
– Fender Jazz bass guitar
– Yamaha MX49 digital synthesizer
– DW Drums with Zildjian, Paiste and Wuhan cymbals
– Additional percussion by Treeworks and RhythmTech


“May You Never”
Words and music by John Martyn

May you never lay your head down without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.
May you never lose your temper if you get hit in a barroom fight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

Well, you’re just like a great, strong sister to me,
And I know that your love is true.
And you hold no blade for to stab me in my back,
I know that there’s some that do.

So please, won’t you please, won’t you bear it in mind:
Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
Please, won’t you please, bear it in mind for me.

May you never lay your head down without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.
May you never lose your temper if you get hit in a barroom fight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

Well, you’re just like a great, strong brother to me,
And I know that your love is true.
And you never talk dirty behind my back,
I know that there’s some that do.

So please, won’t you please, won’t you bear it in mind:
Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
Please, won’t you please, bear it in mind for me.

May you never lay your head down without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.
May you never lose your temper if you get hit in a barroom fight.

May you never lose your woman overnight…

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