At number 27 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest songs is “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes. This song also has one of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, in fact it was number 5 in BBC Radio 2’s list of the 100 best guitar riffs.
“Layla” was co-written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, and released in 1971 by Clapton and his then band, and reached number 4 in the Disunited Kingdom singles charts, and number 10 in the US.
What’ll you do when you get lonely
And nobody’s waiting by your side?
You’ve been running and hiding much too long.
You know it’s just your foolish pride.
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees.
Layla, I’m begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.
I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.
Let’s make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don’t say we’ll never find a way
And tell me all my love’s in vain.
Here is a video of this great song. Enjoy!