20 Jan

John Martyn – May You Never

So, I am going to go with something a little different today. But when you get the chance to post a track like this then you have to take it.

I had a really long day. Up in the night with my boy and girl, then up at 4.45 to catch a train to London. By the time I was driving home at about 8pm I was a bit tired and emotional, and then today’s track came on:

A live version of May You Never by the great singer songwriter John Martyn.

Most will have heard of Martyn, but if you haven’t then he is worth looking up. A really interesting character, a great singer songwriter and tremendous guitar player who died in 2009.

This is one of his most well known tracks and for good reason. It is absolutely beautiful, from the wonderful lyrics to the great vocals and guitar playing. It gets me every time and almost reduced me to tears this evening as I sang along looking forward to getting home. This is a great version from the classic music show, The Old Grey Whistle test that was actually recorded the year I was born. My, it has stood the test of time well, it shows Martyn at the top of his game. Pure class.

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