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Nick Drake - Songs

Introduction

The following is a preliminary listing of the various songs and alternate recordings by Nick Drake known to exist. During his lifetime, Nick Drake issued 31 official recordings of his songs, inclusive of 4 instrumentals. However, it can be seen from the listing that a total of 47 original songs are now known, along with 9 instrumentals and 17 cover versions (as issued on the Tanworth in Arden I bootleg). No information is as yet available on the precise track listing for the French Aix-en-Provence tape of covers dating from 1967, though some inidividual items are known. Nick also played sessions resulting in 5 recordings, and the Pink Moon book of 1986 included lyrics to 4 unknown songs (Mickey's Tune, Joey in Mind, Outside and Blue Season). The listing has been broken down into the following sections:

The listing has been compiled from Nick's three officially released albums - Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon - posthumous releases Time of No Reply and Made to Love Magic, plus the various bootlegs currently available, such as Tanworth in Arden (I and II), Saturday Sun, Complete Home Recordings, and Second Grace (I and II).

Within the listing, information is provided on: 1-2. The song title; 3. Source of known variants and availability; 4. Length in minutes and seconds; 5. Sound quality; and 6. Comments. Sound quality is graded as follows:

  1. Inaudible - very bad quality
  2. Listenable - e.g. low quality bootleg
  3. Average - e.g. good quality bootleg
  4. Good - e.g. very good quality bootleg item which has been cleaned up
  5. High quality - e.g. studio recording - original recording or remasters

The Comments sections provides additional relevant information on the individual recording, such as dates and technical notes. Also included are links to available chord and tab transcripts.

NB: The compiler of this web page would appreciate any comments or corrections which would enhance the informational value of this page. Please contact me at Michael, Australia. Thanks to all those Nick drake fans hwo have supplied information to date.

   
 
Song No.
Title
Source
Length
Quality
Comments
   
 
1
Time Has Told Me Five Leaves Left
3.56
5
*
  Tanworth in Arden II, Saturday Sun
4.02
3
Nick says at start "Sorry, got the tempo wrong" - studio recording
2
River Man Five Leaves Left
4.28
5
*
3
Three Hours Five Leaves Left
6.01
5
*
  Second Grace II
6.14
4
*
4
Way to Blue Five Leaves Left
2.22
5
*
5
Day is Done Five Leaves Left
3.05
5
*
  Second Grace I & II
4.23
4
Home recording 1968
6
Cello Song Five Leaves Left
3.58
5
*
  Unreleased - known to exist
*
*
Unreleased studio version discovered 2001
7
Thoughts of Mary Jane Five Leaves Left
3.12
5
*
  Time of No Reply
3.42
5
Recorded 20 December 1968
8
Man in a Shed Five Leaves Left
3.49
5
*
  Time of No Reply
3.02
5
Recorded 10 October 1968
9
Fruit Tree Five Leaves Left
4.42
5
*
10
Saturday Sun Five Leaves Left
3.56
5
*
  Tanworth in Arden II, Second Grace II
3.27
4
"Take I"
  Second Grace II
0.42
3
*
  Second Grace II
2.22
3
*
11
Introduction Bryter Layter
1.33
5
*
12
Hazey Jane II Bryter Layter
3.41
5
*
13
At the Chime of a City Clock Bryter Layter
4.42
5
*
14
One of these things first Bryter Layter
4.46
5
*
15
Hazey Jane I Bryter Layter
4.24
5
*
  TIAII
4.35
3
*
  Second Grace I & II
4.43
3
*
16
Bryter Layter Bryter Layter
3.16
5
*
17
Fly Bryter Layter
2.56
5
*
  Time of No Reply
3.35
4
Home recording
  TIAII, Second Grace I & II
2.53
3
*
  Second Grace II
3.37
3
*
18
Poor Boy Bryter Layter
6.31
5
*
  TIAII
2.25
3
Incomplete
19
Northern Sky Bryter Layter
3.42
5
*
20
Sunday Bryter Layter
3.39
5
*
21
Pink Moon Pink Moon
2.01
5
*
22
Place to Be Pink Moon
2.39
5
*
  TIAII
2.42
3
*
  Second Grace I & II
1.05
4
*
23
Road Pink Moon
1.58
5
*
24
Which Will Pink Moon
2.56
5
*
25
Horn Pink Moon
1.19
5
*
26
Things behind the Sun Pink Moon
3.23
5
*
27
Know Pink Moon
2.23
5
*
28
Free Ride Pink Moon
2.57
5
*
29
Parasite Pink Moon
3.31
5
*
  TIAII, Saturday Sun
4.03
3
*
  Second Grace I & II
4.03
4
*
30
Harvest Breed Pink Moon
1.01
5
*
31
From the Morning Pink Moon
2.25
5
*
32
Time of No Reply Time of No Reply
2.52
5
Recorded 20 December 1968
33
I was made to love magic Time of No Reply
3.08
5
Recorded 20 December 1968
34
Joey Time of No Reply
3.04
5
Recorded 11 November 1968
  CHR, Saturday Sun
5.04
2
*
  Second Grace II
1.44
4
*
  Second Grace I & II
5.41
4
*
35
Clothes of Sand Time of No Reply
2.32
5
Recorded 11 November 1968
36
Mayfair Time of No Reply
2.28
5
Recorded 10 October 1968
  Second Grace 1
0.36
4
Part only
  Second Grace II
1.31
4
Part only
  Second Grace 1 & II
3.04
4
*
37
Strange Meeting II Time of No Reply
3.32
4
Home recording
  Complete Home Recordings
3.22
3
Also titled "Princess of the Sand"
  Second Grace II
3.45
4
 
38
Rain Complete Home Recordings, SGII
3.08
3
Also titled "Thoughts of Rain"
39
Bird Flew By TIAI, Complete Home Recordings
2.49
3
Also known as Stange Meeting I
  Second Grace 1 & II
2.55
3
*
40
To The Garden TIAI, Complete Home Recordings
1.56
3
Echo on voice
  Second Grace II
2.01
3
*
41
Blossom Friend Saturday Sun, Second Grace I & II
2.46
3
Also listed as Blossom
42
Leaving Me Behind Second Grace I & II
3.28
4
*
43
Rider on the Wheel Time of No Reply
2.31
5
Recorded February 1974
44
Black Eyed Dog Time of No Reply
3.21
5
Recorded February 1974
  TIAII
2.59
3
Instrumental
45
Hanging on a Star Time of No Reply
2.42
5
Recorded February 1974
46
Voice from the Mountain Time of No Reply
3.41
5
Recorded February 1974
  TIAII
0.22
2
Part only
47
Tow the Line Made to Love Magic
2.20
5
Recorded July 1974
Monologue Second Grace I & II
3.14
*
*
 
     
 
 
   
 
Instrumentals
   
 
   
 
1
Instrumental 1 TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
2
Instrumental 2 TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
3
Instrumental 3 TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
4
Instrumental 4 - piano TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
5
Instrumental 5 TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
6
Instrumental 6 - piano TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
7
Instrumental 7 - piano TIAII, Saturday Sun
 
8
Instrumental Second Grace I & II
1.17
 
9
Instrumental Second Grace I & II
2.13
Has elements of Free Ride in it
   
 
 
     
 
 
   
 
Cover versions
   
 
   
 
1
All My Trials TIAI, CHR
1.51
3
Composer - unknown. Backing vocals by Gabrielle Drake
2
Been smoking too long Time of No Reply, CHR
2.13
3
Composer - Robin Frederick
3
Betty's Blues Second Grace I & II
2.08
3
Composer - unknown
4
Black Mountain Blues TIAI, CHR
2.35
3
Composer - J.C. Johnson or H. Cole
5
Blues Run The Game TIAI, CHR
2.22
3
Composer - Jackson C. Frank
6
Cocaine Blues TIAI, CHR
2.03
3
Composer - Luke Jordan
7
Courting Blues TIAI, CHR
2.32
3
Composer - Bert Jansch
8
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright TIAI, CHR
2.21
3
Composer - Bob Dylan
9
Get Together TIAI, CHR
1.55
2
Composer - Dino Valente, of the Youngbloods
10
Here Come The Blues TIAI, CHR
3.45
3
Composer - Jackson C. Frank
11
If You Leave Me Pretty Moma TIAI, CHR
2.01
3
Composer - unknown. Similar tune to Betty's Blues
12
Milk And Honey TIAI, CHR
2.47
3
Composer - Jackson C. Frank. Tune has links with Strange Meeting II
13
My Sugar So Sweet TIAI, CHR
1.45
3
Composer - Blind Boy Fuller?
14
Strollin' Down The Highway TIAI, CHR
3.03
3
Composer - Bert Jansch
15
Summertime TIAI, CHR
1.33
3
Composer - George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward
16
Tommorow Is A Long Time TIAI, CHR
3.16
3
Composer - Bob Dylan
17
Winter Is Gone TIAI, CHR
2.37
3
Composer - unknown
 
     
 
 
   
 
Sessions
   
 
   
 
1
Full Fathom Five Interplay One
1.11
5
*
2
With a Swag all on my shoulder Interplay One
2.32
5
*
3
I wish I was a single girl again Interplay One
2.01
5
*
4
The Commissioner, He Come Dark And Devil Waters
5
Mick Audsley - Dark And Devil Waters lp, 1972
5
Dark And Devil Waters Dark And Devil Waters
5
Mick Audsley - Dark And Devil Waters lp, 1972
 
     
 
 
   
 
Unreleased
   
 
   
 
1
Various - 12 songs + dialogue Aix Tape
35
*
Recorded Feb-Mar 1967. Songs include - Strange Meeting II, Tomorrow is such a long time, Strolling down the highway, Get together, Cocaine blues, Here comes the blues, Milk and honey, Kimbie, Michael row the boat ashore.
2
Home demos Scott Appel collection
3.5 hrs
*
Cassettes
3
Home demos Drake family collection
*
*
3 ft high stack of 1/4 inch tapes
3
Brian Wells Tape Drake family collection
*
*
Recorded at home 1969
4
Time of No Reply, Cello Song, River Man and Three Hours BBC I session
*
*
4 songs, recorded off air on 5 August 1969
5
Cello Song Unreleased
*
5
Studio recording
6
Mickey's Tune Unreleased
*
*
Pink Moon book 1986
7
Joey in Mind Unreleased
*
*
Pink Moon book 1986
8
Outside Unreleased
*
*
Pink Moon book 1986
9
Blue Season Unreleased
*
*
Pink Moon book 1986

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