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Most of the lyrics are from Persian poet Nizami's The Story of Layla and Majnun, which also inspired the song "Layla."
The composer credit on this reads "Clapton/Nizami." Clapton used so much of Nizami's text that he gave the poet a songwriting credit.
Duane Allman played guitar on this. Clapton asked him to join these sessions after seeing him perform with The Allman Brothers.
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