"If I Could Have her Tonight" is one of the most openly romantic, vulnerable songs on Neil Young's debut solo album. It's also one of the most unambiguous. This may be why so little has been written about the song previously - it doesn't seem to be concealing anything more than what's plainly visible on the surface.
Whereas "The Loner
" bears the mystery of who its subject is, "The Last Trip to Tulsa" is just plain weird, and "The Old Laughing Lady" bears that subtle eeriness that infuses Young's best work, "If I Could Have her Tonight" simply is what is.