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Thread #3162   Message #43032
Posted By: rich r
24-Oct-98 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You Were on My Mind (Sylvia Fricker)
Subject: RE: You were on my mind?
What is interesting about the song is that Ian & Sylvia recorded the version described by Roger on their "Northern Journey" album, but the version published in the "Ian & Sylvia" songbook (1965, M Witmark & Sons) could have been transcribed from the We Five hit version. The Chad Midtchell Trio (Typical American Boys) recorded a version much like the original Ian & Sylvia version . When Ian & Sylvia rerecorded it in 1972 (Ian & Sylvia and The Great Speckled Bird, You Were On My Mind) the song was like the book, i.e. the We Five phrasing. Sylvia recorded it again more recently on her solo CD "You Were On My Mind" and again it is the second version. Since I learned it before the We Five recording came out, I am biased in favor of the first version.

rich r