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Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love

Updated: Oct 2


"Sunshine of Your Love" is a 1967 song by the British rock band Cream. With elements of hard rock, psychedelia, and pop, it is one of Cream's best known and most popular songs. Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce based it on a distinctive bass riff he developed after attending a Jimi Hendrix concert. Guitarist Eric Clapton and lyricist Pete Brown later contributed to the song. Recording engineer Tom Dowd suggested the rhythm arrangement in which drummer Ginger Baker plays a distinctive tom-tom drum rhythm, although Baker claimed it was his idea.


The song was included on Cream's second album Disraeli Gears in November 1967, which was a best seller. Atco Records, the group's American label, was initially unsure of the song's potential. After recommendations by other label-affiliated artists, it released an edited single version in December 1967. The song became Cream's first and highest charting American single and one of the most popular singles of 1968. In September 1968, it became a modest chart hit after being released in the UK.






Lyrics



It's getting near dawn,

When lights close their tired eyes

I'll soon be with you my love,

To give you my dawn surprise

I'll be with you darling soon,

I'll be with you when the stars start falling

I've been waiting so long

To be where I'm going

In the sunshine of your love

I'm with you my love,

The light's shining through on you

Yes, I'm with you my love,

It's the morning and just we two

I'll stay with you darling now,

I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up

I've been waiting so long

To be where I'm going

In the sunshine of your love

I'm with you my love,

The light's shining through on you.

Yes, I'm with you my love,

It's the morning and just we two.

I'll stay with you darling now,

I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up

I've been waiting so long

I've been waiting so long

I've been waiting so long

To be where I'm going

In the sunshine of your love



Songwriters: Eric Patrick Clapton / Jack Bruce / Peter Constantine Brown / Peter Ronald Brown

Sunshine of Your Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc









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