Album: Elephant Mountain (1969)
Charted: 114
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  • This song describes a beautiful girl with sunlight shining through her hair. She's a keeper - a girl who will bring you comfort in your time of need, "like a tree in the meadow wind."

    The song was written by Youngbloods lead singer Jesse Colin Young, who in a Songfacts interview confirmed that it was written about a specific person, but didn't offer details.
  • Not to be confused with any later song of the same name, "Sunlight" is the 4th track on the Elephant Mountain album wherein it runs to 3 minutes 7 seconds. In an interview with Ray Shasho, Jesse Colin Young said it was the first song he wrote after moving to California. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Three Dog Night did a popular cover of this song on their 1970 album Naturally.
  • This contrasts with another song on the album, "Darkness, Darkness," which was also written by Jesse Colin Young.
  • A young Charlie Daniels produced this track.


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