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Fleetwood Mac - Need Your Love So Bad - 1968

"Need Your Love So Bad", sometimes known as "I Need Your Love So Bad", is a blues song first published and recorded by Little Willie John in 1955. It was written by Mertis John Jr., Little Willie John's older brother.

Fleetwood Mac subsequently released a cover of the song as a single, which reached No. 31 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1968, and No. 12 in The Netherlands. The song was reissued in the United Kingdom in 1973 as a double A-sided single with the re-release of "Albatross". This re-release was part of a CBS Records series entitled "Hall of Fame Hits". It went to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

Peter Green was a major figure in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement. B.B. King commented, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." Eric Clapton has praised his guitar playing; he is noted for his use of string bending, vibrato, and economy of style.

Rolling Stone ranked Peter Green at number 58 in its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". His tone on the instrumental "The Supernatural" was rated as one of the 50 greatest of all time by Guitar Player. In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine.


Need someone's hand to lead me through the night

I need someone's arms to hold and squeeze me tight

Now, when the night begins, I'm at an end

Because I need your love so bad

I need some lips to feel next to mine

I need someone to stand up and tell me when I'm lyin'

And when the lights are low, and it's time to go

That's when I need your love so bad

So why don't you give it up, and bring it home to me

Or write it on a piece of paper, baby, so it can be read to me

Tell me that you love me, and stop drivin' me mad

Ooh, because I, I need your love so bad

Need your soft voice, that talked to me at night

I don't want you to worry, baby

I know we can make everything alright

Listen to my plea, baby, bring it to me

Because I need your love so bad

Songwriters: John Jr. Mertis

Need Your Love So Bad lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management


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