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At number 17 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest songwriters is Neil Young. Young was born in 1945 in Toronto, Canada. I first came across him on the 1970 album Déjà Vu as one of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. This was before I knew that he had previously been in Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, or that Crosby, Stills and Nash had released an album before being briefly joined by Young.

I have blogged about Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 song “For What It’s Worth” here, and there are several songs on Déjà Vu which I like a great deal, but my favourite Neil Young work are his two solo albums After the Gold Rush and Harvest. I adore these two albums, I think both are masterpieces.

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At number 17 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest songwriters of all time is Neil Young.

The song I have decided to share in this blogpost is “Heart of Gold”, which is one of my favourite Neil Young songs. It is from his 1972 album Harvest.

I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold.And I’m getting old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold.
I’ve been in my mind,
It’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold.

And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching for a heart of gold.
You keep me searching and I’m growing old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.

Here is a video of this wonderful song. Enjoy!

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