Beautiful amazing song … a trip down memory lane … AGAIN!!
You know how some songs get stuck in your head and just refuse to leave? This one does that to me periodically. This, and Girl From Ipanema. And these days, of course, Fool on the Hill.
Don Henley began writing parts of this in the late ’60s, but it wasn’t arranged into a song until his songwriting teammate Glenn Frey came along. It was the first of many songs Henley and Frey wrote together.
Henley explained in the liner notes for The Very Best of the Eagles: “Glenn came over to write one day, and I showed him this unfinished tune that I had been holding for so many years. I said, ‘When I play it and sing it, I think of Ray Charles – Ray Charles and Stephen Foster. It’s really a Southern gothic thing, but we can easily make it more Western.’ Glenn leapt right on…
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