Where it began I can't begin to knowin' But then I know its growin' strong
Was in the spring And spring became the summer Who'd have believed you'd come along
Hands, touchin' hands Reachin' out Touchin' me Touchin' you
Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would
But now I Look at the night And it don't seem so lonely We fill it up with only two And when I hurt Hurtin' runs off my shoulders How can I hurt when I'm with you
Warm, touchin' warm Reachin' out Touchin' me Touchin' me
Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would Oh, no, no
Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined I believed they never could Sweet Caroline __________________ Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show is the name of Neil Diamond's fourth studio album. Four months after the title cut became a #22 hit, Diamond recorded and released a new single, "Sweet Caroline", which reached #4. Because of its popularity, this song was added to the end of later pressings of the album, which was also given a new sleeve.
Album Track listing:
All songs written by Neil Diamond. 1. "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" -- 3:27 2. "Dig In" -- 2:41 3. "River Runs, New Grown Plums" -- 1:58 4. "Juliet" -- 2:51 5. "Long Gone" -- 3:18 6. "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" -- 3:33 7. "Glory Road" -- 3:19 8. "Deep In The Morning" --3:04 9. "If I Never Knew Your Name -- 3:17 10. "Memphis Streets" -- 2:40 11. "You're So Sweet, Horseflies Keep Hangin' 'Round Your Face" -- 3:13 12. "Hurtin' You Don't Come Easy" -- 2:30 13. "Sweet Caroline" -- 2:50
"Sweet Caroline" is a pop song written and performed by Neil Diamond and officially released on September 16, 1969, as a single. There are three distinct mixes of this song. The original mono 45 mix had a loud orchestra and glockenspiel compared to the stereo version on the Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show LP. The third version was a remix found only on the initial CD release of Neil Diamond's "His 12 Greatest Hits". This version has the orchestra mixed down very noticeably and has the background vocals mixed up. It has a longer fade as well. The song reached #4 on the Billboard chart and eventually went platinum for sales of one million singles.
In the fall of 1969, Diamond performed "Sweet Caroline" on several television shows. It later reached #8 on the UK singles chart in 1971. In a 2007 interview, Diamond revealed after many decades that the inspiration for "Sweet Caroline" was President John F. Kennedy's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who was eleven years old at the time. Diamond sang the song to her at her 50th birthday celebration in 2007.