The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca

Album: This Man Alone (1970)
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Songfacts®:

  • This track, about a despairing woman, is an early Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition. In her biography Elton John in His Own Words, Susan Black says it is a song in a Johnny Mathis style. When he first teamed up with Bernie Taupin, Elton was principally a songwriter rather than a recording artist; the duo were under contract to Dick James - founder of Dick James Music - and "The Tide Will Turn For Rebecca" was given to Edward Woodward, who although best known as a dramatic actor, also had a fairly successful recording career.
  • Dick James died in 1986, and years later an original Elton John demo of the song was released on a compilation. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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  • Kenny from Los Angeles, CaOkay, iv'e never heard this song, but i remember in an episode of The Equalizer (just out on DVD) at the end of it, he had returned some runaway to her parents and walked away singing "Take good care of your self..." didn't sound like he could sing to me
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