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Before The Beginning
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Peter Green

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Date Performance 1969-06-00
Running Time 3:28
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Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Martin Birch (Recording Engineer), Fleetwood Mac (Production), Mick Fleetwood (Production), John McVie (Production), Peter Green (Production), Danny Kirwan (Production), Jeremy Spencer (Production)
Appears On
Then Play On (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
The Best Of Fleetwood Mac (1976)
Fleetwood Mac

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So many nights I lay awake
Can't sleep
I lay here thinkin' 'bout a woman
I used to love
Can't sleep but no good to count sheep
I'll just count the worries
That I've got plenty of

And how many times
Must I be the fool
Before I can make it
Oh Make it on home
I've got to find a place to sing my words
Is there nobody listening to my song?

You talk about a life
Been searching for the key
But can't find an answer
To comfort me
I ask myself about love
Can't even find the door
To take me to a place
I've never seen before

But how many times
Must I be the fool
Before I can make it
Oh make it on home
I've got to find a place to sing my words
Is there nobody listening to my song?

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1969-01-25
Running Time 3:05
Performers Peter Green (Vocals), Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Appears On
Shrine '69 (1999)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1969-01-00
Running Time 4:16
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
CommentsBilled as "Blues In B Flat Minor" (Unissued Instrumental) Recorded in New York
Appears On
Jumping At Shadows: The Blues Years (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
The Vaudeville Years Of Fleetwood Mac: 1968 To 1970 (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 3:30
Performers Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Piano), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Production)
CommentsThis is an original recording but it is heavily orchestrated with strings (it's unknown who the string players are). It sounds like original guitar, bass and drum parts are included with Clifford's lead vocal. It's unknown who is playing the piano part in this recording (possibly Jeremy Spencer?).
Appears On
Man Of The World/Before The Beginning (1969)
Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams)

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Published by Fleetwood Mac Music ASCAP/Rattlesnake Ltd. (PRS)/Palan Music Pub. Ltd.

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2012-10-10

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Lyrics contributed by Paul Barlow.