You Won't Be Leaving

Album: There's A Kind Of Hush All Over The World (1966)
Charted: 20

Songfacts®:

  • "I've got a feeling you won't be leaving tonight."

    Pretty racy stuff for 1966, as Peter Noone sings about what is clearly a seduction. The song was written by Tony Hazzard, who also wrote the Manfred Mann hits "Ha! Ha! Said The Clown" and "Fox On The Run." In our interview with Hazzard, he explained: "It was written about someone I met in my final year at university. The room, with the pictures on the wall, was real, as was the girl, but she didn't stay the night!"

    Hazzard added: "The hook came from a very brief spanish guitar riff at the beginning of The Seekers' song, 'I'll Never Find Another You.' The track starts with a 12-string riff, followed by Bruce Woodley (who later collaborated with Paul Simon) playing this oh-so-brief riff: if you cough you'll miss it, but it stuck in my head and emerged in YWBL."

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