Thursday, May 26, 2011

Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline



This is from a BBC show broadcast the autumn of 1969, shortly after the record was released. The song's inspiration was  President John F. Kennedy's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who was eleven years old at the time. 

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Sweet Caroline
By Neil Diamond

Where it began, I can't begin to know when
But then I know it's growing strong
Oh, wasn't the spring,
And spring became the summer
Who'd believe you'd come along

Hands, touching hands, reaching out
Touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline
Good times never seem so good
I've been inclined to believe it never would, and now I

Look at the night, whooo
And it don't seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two,
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulder
How can I hurt when holding you

One, touching one, reaching out
Touching me, touching you
Oh, sweet Caroline
Good times never seem so good
Oh I've been inclined to believe it never would

Sweeet Caroooliinneee