Sweet Forgiveness

Album: Sweet Forgiveness (1977)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track to Bonnie Raitt's sixth studio album, "Sweet Forgiveness" was written by Daniel Moore, who also wrote the songs "Shambala" (Three Dog Night) and "My Maria" (B.W. Stevenson, Brooks & Dunn). In our interview with Daniel Moore, he told the story: "I wrote that song on the piano. I can't even play it on the guitar. My demo was just piano and vocal. I found out later that Bonnie prefers bare bones demos to fully produced and arranged demos. I was signed as a staff writer to Warner Bros. Publishing at the time I wrote 'Sweet Forgiveness.' I believe I recorded that demo at their publishing office in 1976. At that time I had a soundproof music room at my house and pretty much attempted writing every day with either the guitar or the old upright piano. That was about the time that ABC Dunhill did not pick up my option, so that songwriting gig - the sweetest gig in the music business - was over, but I was trying to forgive them for putting me out of work. I almost did it."

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