It was recorded in April and released the following month as a single. It also features an Indian influence with the use of a tambura , a gift to Donovan from George Harrison , who also helped write the lyrics. The song may have been influenced by " Green Circles ", a psychedelic song by Small Faces. The similarity is in the melody of the descending verse, the strange vocal delivery, and the topic of being visited by an enlightened stranger. In , Donovan revealed that he had become friends with Small Faces in According to some sources, the song was written for the band Hurdy Gurdy which included Donovan's old friend and guitar mentor Mac MacLeod   with Donovan intending to be the producer , but the collaboration was cancelled due to creative disagreements, leading Donovan to record the song himself. There is some dispute regarding the musicians who performed on the song.
So any singer for peace is a Hurdy Gurdy Man. George was a bit upset there for a while. But a single in those days were only three minutes long.
Nov 24, Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Donovan - The Hurdy Gurdy Man at Discogs. Complete your Donovan collection/5. DONOVAN: The Hurdy Gurdy Man is from another tradition. But a single in those days were only three minutes long. Jimi Hendrix was going to do . "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. It was recorded in April and released the following month as a single. The song gave its name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year in the United States/5.
Jimi Hendrix was going to do the solo but he was not around. So Allan Holdsworth did the solo in the end and he did a great job.
George wrote his verse and the verse describes well what this song is about. That the Hurdy Gurdy Man is anyone who speaks this timeless truth.
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March 9, Tags Hurdy Gurdy Man Maharishi. A songbook of lead sheets to the album was nonetheless issued in both countries.
Donovan wrote and recorded much of The Hurdy Gurdy Man in latenot long after recording the songs that would form A Gift from a Flower to a Garden. Harrison wrote a verse for " Hurdy Gurdy Man " when they were in India, but it was cut from the studio version in order to ensure that the song was not overly long for a single.
Donovan's songwriting for The Hurdy Gurdy Man centered on drones on such songs as "Peregrine", "The River Song" and "Tangier" the latter two being compositions by his friend "Gypsy Dave" Gyp Millsand pop music on most of the other tracks. Page was in The Yardbirds at the time and was actively looking to rebuild that band. All tracks credited to Donovan Leitch.
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