Diamonds & Rust" is a song written, composed, and performed by Joan Baez. It was written in November 1974 and released in 1975. Baez has stated that the lyrics refer to her relationship with Bob Dylan.
Album Diamonds & Rust. Diamonds and Rust Lyrics. Well I'll be damned Here comes your ghost again But that's not unusual It's just that the moon is full And you happened to call And here I sit Hand on the telephone Hearing a voice I'd known A couple of light years ago Heading straight for a fall.
In this song, Joan Baez is singing to her former lover Bob Dylan, fondly reminiscing about their 1960s affair. Released as a single, this track became only her second top 40 hit in the States, and her biggest self-composed hit (her other hit came in 1971 with "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Baez said that this gave her inspiration to write "Diamonds & Rust," and that she lied to Dylan, telling him it was about David Harris, to whom she was married from 1968-1973. Bob Dylan rarely reveals much about his songs, but his track "Queen Jane Approximately" is most likely his take on his relationship with Baez. Blackmore's Night covered this song for their 2003 album Ghost of a Rose. More songs from Joan Baez. More songs that are autobiographical. More songs with jewelry or precious stones in the title.
Diamonds & Rust is a 1975 album by American singer-songwriter Joan Baez. Baez on this album covered songs written or played by Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers, and Jackson Browne. Diamonds & Rust, however, also contains a number of her own compositions, including the title track, a distinctive song written about Bob Dylan. The title track has been widely covered by other artists.
This is the Monarch Pressing of Diamonds & Rust, denoted by the triangle in the runouts. Includes colored cardstock inner sleeve with lyrics. Joan apologizes to the authors for any discrepancies between lyrics of songs as they appear on this album and their original versions. A4: Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder & Joe Sample courtesy ABC Records Inc. Tom Scott courtesy of Ode Records. B5: Joni Mitchell appears courtesy Asylum Records.
Lyrics to "Diamonds & Rust" song by Joan Baez: Well I'll be damned Here comes your ghost again But that's not unusual It's just that the moon is f. .Well you burst on the scene Already a legend The unwashed phenomenon The original vagabond You strayed into my arms And there you stayed Temporarily lost at sea The Madonna was yours for free Yes the girl on the half-shell Would keep you unharmed. Now I see you standing With brown leaves falling around And snow in your hair Now you're smiling out the window Of that crummy hotel Over Washington Square Our breath comes out white clouds.
Difficulty: intermediate. Author Pencom 29,952. Diamonds and Rust chords Joan Baez. Capo I. Em. Em/Gb . 2x .
|A1||Diamonds & Rust
Harpsichord [Electric] – David PaichSynthesizer [Arp] – Joan BaezSynthesizer [Moog] – Joan Baez
|A2||Fountain Of Sorrow
Acoustic Guitar – Dean Parks, Larry CarltonPercussion – Mucho Gordo*Written-By – Jackson Browne
|A3||Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksSynthesizer [Arp] – Malcolm CecilSynthesizer [Moog] – Malcolm CecilWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
|A4||Children And All That Jazz
Flute – Tom ScottPercussion – Gordo The Magnificent*Piano – Hampton Hawes
|A5||Simple Twist Of Fate
Percussion – JoJo Gordo*
Acoustic Guitar – Larry CarltonOrgan [Hammond] – Joe SamplePercussion – The Great Gordo*Piano – David PaichWritten-By – Richard Betts*
|B2||Hello In There
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksOrgan [Hammond] – Joe SamplePercussion – Mongo Gordo*Written-By – John Prine
Piano – David PaichSynthesizer [Horn Solo] – Joan BaezWritten-By – Janis Ian
|B4||Winds Of The Old Days|
Bass – Max BennettDrums – John GuerinFlute – Tom ScottGuitar – Rick Lo Tempio*Mixed By – Henry LewyRecorded By – Henry LewySaxophone – Jim Horn, Tom ScottTrumpet – Buck Monari, Ollie MitchellVocals – Joni Mitchell
|B6||I Dream Of Jeannie / Dannie Boy|
|SP-4527||Joan Baez||Diamonds & Rust (LP, Album, Mon)||A&M Records||SP-4527||US||1975|
|8Q-54527||Joan Baez||Diamonds & Rust (8-Trk, Album, Quad)||A&M Records||8Q-54527||US||1975|
|LK 57135||Joan Baez||Diamonds & Rust (Cass, Album)||PGP RTB||LK 57135||Yugoslavia||1976|
|LP 5554||Joan Baez||Diamonds & Rust (LP, Album)||PGP RTB||LP 5554||Yugoslavia||1976|
|SP-3233||Joan Baez||Diamonds & Rust (LP, Album, RE)||A&M Records||SP-3233||US||Unknown|