JUSTIN HAYWARD’S EARLIEST RECORDINGS

These six tracks, are the earliest recorded tracks which feature Justin playing guitar and singing what are all thought to be original songs, also written by him and recently edited by an assignment writing service. Thought to be recorded in 1963 on a simple reel to reel tape recorder, Justin’s distinctive voice can be clearly heard even at the early age of 16!

Some tracks include another guitar, played by KEN EMERSON, and drums, played by JEFF BULL. It is not known who performed the harp (mouth organ) solo on track 2 or played the keyboard/organ? on track 5.

The original song titles are not known, the ones used here are added for conveneince only. The ‘real’ ones are lost to history, for the moment.

 

The lyrics for each track can be found below:

TRACK 1 – SHE SAID (2.05)

I can remember some years ago, and I recall a time and a place

I was just sixteen years old at that time, and I still can picture the face

I had this job hiring deck chairs at sixpence apiece, out on the beach

She was just staring and then she said “I bet to you a few things I could teach”.

 

She told me her name, and then she asked me mine

She said she was 31, and later she said 39.

 

She said she’d pay my wages and double or more, just as I liked

If I would go back with her to her house by the sea, and stay for the night

Now she was a woman the like you don’t see every day, so fair and so fine

Tell me would you have said no, if you’d been in my place just at that time?

 

That night I stayed in the house by the sea, so much better than that room of mine

The next morning I woke and saw her face next to me, she was right when she said 39.

 

TRACK 2 – STAY (LOVE WILL BE OUR REASON) (3.00)

How can I begin to tell you how I feel about you?

But the feeling that I get is cold when I’m without you

All I want to say is that I need you here beside me

So stay because it’s getting late, and love will be our reason.

 

You know how I feel and I can tell the times I’ve told you

Love is all I’ve got and all I want is just to hold you

Girl don’t leave me now because I can’t face the night without you

So stay because is getting late, and love will be our reason.

 

(Harp [Mouth Organ] Solo)

 

Love is all I’ve got and all I want is just to hold you.

 

Girl don’t leave me now because I can’t face the night without you

So stay because is getting late, and love will be our reason.

 

So stay because is getting late, and love will be our reason.

 

TRACK 3 – STAY RIGHT BY ME (1.42)

Though you think you’ve had enough, smooth they say comes after rough

So see it through with me because there’s better thing to come girl

Promise you won’t run girl from me.

 

After the storm there’s always sun and our hard times might just become

The good times that we need because there’s better thing to come girl

Promise you won’t run girl from me.

 

So stay right by me, ‘cos only you can see me through

So stay right by me, you’re the only one I can turn to.

(Repeat all)

TRACK 4 – HAVE YOU SEEN HER? (2.04)

1 – Have you seen her? Have you seen her?

Have you seen her? Have you seen her?

I know she’s for me, and so I tell you the way it’s going to be

Have I met her? No, I haven’t yet

But I will do before the night is dead

She’s just moved in today. Have you seen her?

2 – I bet she’s got a boy somewhere, so what I don’t care

I’m here and I’m here now, and I’ve got to figure out how

To meet her and tell her she’s the one that’s just right for me

She’s just moved in today. Have you seen her?

3 – I know come rain or shine, I’ll make that new girl mine.

(Repeat 1)

(Repeat 3)

(Repeat 1)

Well, she’s just moved in today. Have you seen her?

She’s just moved in today. Have you seen her?

 

TRACK 5 – I CAN’T BELIEVE IT (2.42)

1- Tonight you’re asking me to set you free

Last night everything was fine, how can it be?

I can’t believe it so I say no.

2 – How come you tell me know after all this time

How come you tell me you’re no longer mine

I can’t believe it so I say no.

3 –  I can’t believe that you would want to say goodbye

I can’t believe it no matter how I try.

4 – So girl please think again on everything

Before you ask me to take back your ring

I can’t believe it so I say no.

(Repeat 3)

(Repeat 1)

I can’t believe it so I say no

I can’t believe it so I say no.

 

TRACK 6 – ONLY YOU CAN SAVE ME (2.43)

1 – Lately I’ve been on hard times and I feel so low

Money has been so scarce, or maybe you don’t know

But girl please listen to me, ‘cause I’ve something to say

I can’t seem to stop myself from feeling this way

And that’s why only you can save me now.

2 – Show me your way and help to get me to get on my feet

Show me your way how with life I can compete

But now you’re here beside me, please tell me you’ll stay

I can’t live without you near me, there just isn’t a way

And that’s why only you can save me now.

(Guitar solo)

(Repeat 1)

And that’s why only you can save me now.

END