Pink Moon by Nick Drake

I have three people to thank for my excellent taste in music:

1. My dad who always had Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne records playing. I distinctly remember listening to Gordon Lightfoot playing, over and over, when I was very little. I know I started listening to Cat Stevens at a very early age because his voice was so unique.

2. A childhood friend named Dan Mullins who was pretty ‘crunchy’ but really liked Bob Dylan and others. I remember he had a guitar also.

3. Another friend, Brett Lane, who I am still in touch with. He liked Bob Dylan, Springsteen, and the rest. Dan and Brett liked the music of our day like U2 and REM like everyone else but they liked some of the stuff that was a little older, and so did I.

I can’t remember when I first heard Nick Drake… probably on Pandora or something like that. The first time I heard this song I thought, “wow”. Too bad he died young. Really young – like in his early twenties I think.

Anyway, I started learning this song last week and found it not too hard, except for the two barre chords at the fifth and seventh frets. I can’t chord them properly but it still sounds ok.

Playing this exclusively on the Taylor 324ce I got from my dad. The tuning is unique so probably this is the only guitar I will try it on for now.

Take 1

Take 2

And here is the real thing

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