Keep on Growing
Derek and the Dominos Lyrics


I was laughing,
Playing in the streets, I was unknowing;
I didn't know my fate.
Playing
The game of love, but never really showing;
I thought that love could wait.
I was a young man and sure to go astray.
You walked right into my life and told me love would find a way
To keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.
I was standing,
Looking in the face of one who loved me,
Feeling so ashamed.
Hoping,
And praying, Lord, that she could understand me,
But I didn't know her name.
She took my hand in hers and told me I was wrong.
She said, you're gonna be all right boy, oh just as long
As you keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Maybe,
Someday baby, who knows where or when, Lord,
Just you wait and see.
We'll be walking,
Together hand in hand, alone forever;
Woman just you and me.
'Cause time is gonna change us, Lord, and I know it's true;
Our love is gonna keep on glowing and growing and it's all we gotta do.
Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BOBBY WHITLOCK, ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON, ROBERT S. WHITLOCK

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Luis miguel Torres Araujo

I was laughing,
Playing in the streets, I was unknowing;
I didn't know my fate.
Playing
The game of love, but never really showing;
I thought that love could wait.

I was a young man and sure to go astray.
You walked right into my life and told me love would find a way
To keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.

I was standing,
Looking in the face of one who loved me,
Feeling so ashamed.
Hoping,
And praying, Lord, that she could understand me,
But I didn't know her name.

She took my hand in hers and told me I was wrong.
She said, you're gonna be all right boy, oh just as long
As you keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah,
yeah, yeah.

Maybe,
Someday baby, who knows where or when, Lord,
Just you wait and see.
We'll be walking,
Together hand in hand, alone forever;
Woman just you and me.

'Cause time is gonna change us, Lord, and I know it's true;
Our love is gonna keep on glowing and growing and it's all we
gotta do.
Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing. Yeah, yeah,
yeah.

Keep on growing, keep on growing, keep on growing.



Cerph

(super cool beginning instrumental)

I was laughin'.
Playin' in the streets, I was unknowin'.
I didn't know my fate.

Playin'
(The) game of love, but never really showin'.
I thought that love could wait.

I was a young man, an a' sure to go astray.
You walked right into my life n', told meh', love would find a way- (hey yay)

Justa' keep on growin', keep on growin', keep on growin'

I was standin',
Lookin' in the face of one who loved me.
Feelin' so ashamed.

Hopin',
n' Prayin' Lord, that she could understand me,
But I didn't know her name.

She took mah' hand in hers anda' told me I was wron'.
She said, ya' gonna' be all right boy, whoa' just as long- (yeah, yeah).

Justa' keep on growin', keep on growin', keep on growin'- yeah, yeah, yeah.

(instrumental- Eric kicking ass)

Baby...

(short instrumental)

Baby- someday babeh', who knows where or when Lord;
Just you wait n' see.

We'll be walkin',
Together hand n' hand, alone forever;
Woman just you and me.

This time's gonna' change us Lord, and I know it's true- (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Our love's gonna' keep on growin' ... and growin', and it's all because of you- (yeah, yeah).

Justa' keep on growin', keep on growin', keep on growin'- (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Keep on growin', keep on growin', keep on growin'- (all right)

(kick ass instrumental)


Songwriters: Bobby Whitlock, Eric Clapton



All comments from YouTube:

Stephen Benedict

Bobby Whitlock on recording this song: “Let me tell you about how one of the songs came together. The sessions started out with the four of us. Eric, Carl, Jim and me. Derek and the three Dominos. When we started the recording process we treated it the same way that we treated our live performances. No different. We always started out where ever we were with a jam or two. No matter if it was Royal Albert Hall or the Speakeasy. In the studio nothing changed in that department. We jammed before "I Looked Away", then into the song. Then we jammed before and into "Bell Bottom Blues". The third song was about to go down, so we did our usual jam and it was astounding! It had a groove like never before. Then suddenly Eric said, "Let me put another guitar on it!" He did as I was standing in the doorway of the control room and looking at him through the glass about eight feet away from me. The song ended and he said again, "Let me put another one on." He played the second over-dub without listening to the first one. When that was finished he said, "Let's do another." He put the third guitar part on without listening to the other two over-dubs while he was recording. When that one was finished he said, "Just one more." Eric heard only the original guitar while he was doing the over-dubs. He could hear what he had already done in his head. When he was finished he got up and walked in and said, "Let's hear what they all sound like together." It was amazing what we heard back. All of the guitars blended together as if they had been worked out long before the session. It was incredible standing there watching and listening to Eric the master at work. I felt like a fly on the wall. I thought that was a-kin to watching Rembrandt at work. What a very special moment for me. And now you all! When we had finished listening to it Tom said that it was going to the can because we didn't have room on this record for an instrumental. I said to them, "Give me twenty minutes!" I took a yellow note pad and a pencil out into the foyer of Criteria and my relatively short life fell out of me, words and melody and all, so fast that I could hardly get them down on the paper. When I was finished I went back into the studio where Eric and Tom had been waiting in the control room for me to finish. The mike was there waiting for me, so I walked up to it and started to sing the song. I got half way through the first verse when I stopped it and said to Eric, "Hey man come on out here and let's do our Sam and Dave thing to it." Eric came out and we did it first run through. First take! That was it! And the song "Keep On Growing" had been born.”

Jerald M. Yates

Absolutely outstanding. Thankyou, fellers, so much. Peace, Love, and Wisdom.

Trucker Kev The Paid Tourist

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T

Music....real music... thats how it's born

Casimir LeYeti

Just WOW !

texanfournow

And Bobby even got the last "word" with a little organ riff at the end!

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WillyGarciaDrums

Bobby Whitlock was the best vocalist in this band. Doesn't get enough credit for the monster musician he was because of the big shadow Eric Clapton and Duane Allman cast.

Allan Briggs

@Richard Prosser I agree

Melissa Ward

Absolutely,the 3 were equally great. And the rest of band too.

gary chambers

@Vincent Whitley I thought he was black when I first got the album back in 72'

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