Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love" - Live At Revolution Club 1968




Development of the song began when Bruce and Clapton attended The Jimi Hendrix Experience show at the Saville Theatre in London. After the concert, Bruce returned home and wrote the riff that runs throughout the song. Most of the lyrics to "Sunshine of Your Love" were written during an all-night creative session between Bruce and Brown, a poet who worked with the band: "I picked up my double bass and played the riff. Pete looked out the window and the sun was coming up. He wrote 'It's getting near dawn and lights close their tired eyes...Clapton later wrote the song's bridge which also yielded the song's title.


Clapton's guitar tone on the song is created using his 1964 Gibson SG guitar (the famous "Fool" guitar) through a wah-wah pedal and a Marshall amplifier. The song is renowned among guitarists as perhaps the best example of his legendary late-1960s "woman tone", a thick yet articulate sound that many have tried to emulate. For the solo, Clapton played the opening lines from the pop standard "Blue Moon", creating a contrast between the sun and the moon.





Lyrics


It's gettin' 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 shinin' 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 shinin' 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