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Album: Sweet Baby JamesReleased: 1970
This song was an amalgamation of several bits of songs/melodies/lyrics/themes that Taylor had laying around as kernels for future songs that never quite made themselves known to him. He had a deadline to meet for completing Sweet Baby James
, and stuck these loose themes together to make a single "Suite" and get the $20,000 (20G) advance for getting the album done on time.
The lyrics are pretty basic stuff, with a vague story about finding comfort in music. The opening line is a blatant exploit of the "moon, June, spoon" songwriting style, as Taylor sings: "Slipping away, what can I say, won't you stay inside me, month of May."
Taylor's producer, Peter Asher, used fairly spare instrumentation on most of the Sweet Baby James
album, but on this track he opened the throttle, with a Danny Kortchmar
electric guitar and a horn section.