The Yardbirds For Your Love

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The Yardbirds For Your Love

The Yardbirds For Your Love

Pop Rock

The song was written by English singer, songwriter, and musician Graham Gouldman. (He wrote hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, and Herman’s Hermits, just to name a few. Gouldman also became a long-time member of the band 10cc.) In 1965, “For Your Love” went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the U.K. Singles Chart, and #1 in Canada.

The Yardbirds formed in London, England, in 1963, and they first worked as a backup band for Cyril Davies. Their big break came when they took over from the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond and played a set of American blues classics. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, who are among rock and roll’s finest guitarists, began their careers with The Yardbirds. Members changed over the years, but for “For Your Love,” they were Eric Clapton, Keith Relf, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, and Paul Samwell-Smith. The name Yardbirds referred to hobos who hung around the rail yards and was also a reference to Charlie “Yardbird” or “Bird” Parker.

Clapton was not happy with the song and their departure from blues, so he left the group in 1965 to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. (Over the years, he went on to form Cream and Blind Faith before pursuing a solo career.) Anyway, The Yardbirds replaced him with Jeff Beck.

Here are the lyrics to “For Your Love” by The Yardbirds:

“(For your love)
(For your love)
(For your love)
I’d give you everything and more and that’s for sure
(For your love)
I’d bring you diamond rings and things right to your door
(For your love)

To thrill you with delight, I’d give you diamonds bright
Double takes I will excite, to make you dream of me at night
(For your love)
(For your love)
(For your love)

For your love, for your love
I would give the stars above
For your love, for your love
I would give you all I could

(For your love)
(For your love)
(For your love)
I’d give the moon if it were mine to give
(For your love)
I’d give the stars and the sun for I live
(For your love)

To thrill you with delight, I’d give you diamonds bright
Double takes I will excite, to make you dream of me at night
(For your love)
(For your love)
(For your love)”

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