Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

Layla
Duane Allman Lyrics


What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long
You know it's just your foolish pride

Layla, you've got me on my knees
Layla, I'm begging, darling please
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down
Like a fool, I fell in love with you
Turned my whole world upside down

Layla, you've got me on my knees
Layla, I'm begging, darling please
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane
Please don't say I'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain

Layla, you've got me on my knees
Layla, I'm begging, darling please
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind

Layla, you've got me on my knees
Layla, I'm begging, darling please
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Eric Patrick Clapton, Jim Gordon

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

JJ McCartney

Come on, now...that is like saying that Mae West is the sexiest woman that ever lived. Very subjective, especially when you have Steve Lukather, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Campbell, Eric Clapton, Jim Hendrix, Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Chris Rea and literally dozens more that could all be pointed to as "great".

The best part is nobody has to choose just one. I give Clapton credit for not shying away from collaborating with Duane and so many others who fit the description of great guitarists. Clapton is, for my money, if not the single greatest, then certainly the single most versatile guitarists of my lifetime.

When you go from the R & B background of Clapton, consider his whole body of work, from the early 60's work which made him a teenage legend, to the Yardbirds, and then to step into creating Cream, truly the first "super-group", adapting with the shifting tides of music in the late 60's, making Cream the most innovative three-piece band in rock history(apologies to ZZ Top), It was Cream that inspired the creation of Led Zeppelin).

Then to the most legendary single-album band in rock history in Blind Faith, THEN creating Derek and the Dominoes, and recording what is arguably the number one song in the history of album-rock in "Layla", then to have an incredibly prolific solo career in the 70's through the 1990's and beyond,(with smash hits from "I Shot the Sheriff" to "Cocaine", to "Lay Down Sally" to "Wonderful Tonight" to "Promises", then to "Tears in Heaven", to an acoustic version of "Layla" that topped the charts 24 years after the original, and considering he has performed with greats like Duane Allman, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Phil Collins, Emmylou Harris, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Winwood, and countless others, Clapton is the most prolific and legendary guitarist of all time.

And yes, I miss the Allmans, more than any other band.



David Pate

2019 The 1957 gold top Gibson Les Paul Duane Allman used to record the iconic guitar solo in "Layla" has sold at auction for $1.25 million.

The guitar was Allman's primary instrument during live shows with the Allman Brothers Band and on the band's first two studio albums. It was later used to craft and record one of the most well-known solos in rock history on the Derek and the Dominos 1970 hit song.

During the "Layla" session, Duane apparently grew fond of Eric Clapton's cherry sunburst Les Paul. When he had an opportunity to trade his gold top for another guitarist's cherry sunburst LP later that year, Duane also threw in $200 and a Marshall 50 amplifier head to sweeten the deal.

Duane's guitar had three other owners before being acquired in 1977 by the person who sold it at auction this week.

It had been on display at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, Georgia, before being sold.



All comments from YouTube:

Caroline Gypsy

Duane Allman....one of the greatest guitar players ever and the most underrated...

Devery Shepardson

@Cyndee Lancaster Warren is the working man’s guitar player in that any band he touches he revitalizes the spirit in the playing. Playing with so many different bands but The Other Ones shows after Jerry passed stands out. He filled in admirably and did the same for the Allmans, Phil and Friends, etc. That is beyond his own band Govt Mule which is really great.

Cyndee Lancaster

@Devery Shepardson you’re are right.....I’m sorry but Dickey just didn’t do it for me, as time passed he got worse, so repetitive it unnerves to listen. He’s an ass IMO and he’s still here and why can’t Gregg and Duane be? Nobody will fill Duane’s shoes. Derek is an awesome slide guitarist and Warren is a great too! Dickey was not missed at all!!!!!! ❤️🍄🍑🎶🎶♾✌️

Devery Shepardson

@Cyndee Lancaster Exactly! As far as Dickey goes, how drunk does one have to be to get kicked out of the Allman brothers. Then Warren and Derek really pushed the band forward with great music and A rejuvenated Gregg who fed on their energy! Warren really pushed them to heights that they hadn’t experienced since Duane!

Cyndee Lancaster

@Nick How about Duane ranks in the top 5 and I could round that number down to #1 possibly 2 for me. Nope I changed my mind Duane holds top guitarist imo 🎸🔥💫🍄🍑🎶♾

Nick

Duane isn’t underrated, he’s already known to be top 10-15 all time

35 More Replies...

Mark Arose

Most people think Clapton when they hear this incredible tune,but it was Duane who made it Great.

Mark Moseley

It was Clayton’s song but Dwayne made it a great song. That slide guitar can never be duplicated, especially in the coda.

Dotore 300751 Martínez vasconcelos

Jamás había sentido tanto la muerte de éste músico tan extraordinario no obstante ser de la misma época. Cuánto talento y genialidad perdidos a tan temprana edad. Alabado por Hendrix y Clapton. Sigue sonando tu guitarra como violín Duane. Genio!!

Riley McIntosh

@jblcva but please remember Betts wrote the originals

More Comments

More Videos