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Take Away the Load (Sandy’s Song)

[Sandy Denny]

This song was written by Sandy for Dave Swarbrick and his then wife. Swarbrick retitled it Sandy’s Song and recorded it on the lack-lustre Fairport album, Gottle O’ Geer. Sandy recorded a demo of this song at home in Byfield in March 1976; she accompanied herself on 12 string guitar. This track was released on the Who Knows Where the Time Goes and (with a few words of chat at the beginning) on the bonus CD of the Fledg’ling Sandy Denny anthology A Boxful of Treasures.

Cover Versions

  1. Fairport Convention on their album Gottle O’ Geer (1976)
  2. Keiko Walker on her EP Love Songs (1997)

Paul Metsers also composed a Sandy Denny tribute with the same title, Sandy’s Song, and recorded it for his first album, Caution to the Wind.


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