"Bell Bottom Blues" as written by and Eric Patrick Clapton....
Bell bottom blues, you made me cry
I don't want to lose this feeling
And if I could choose a place to die
It would be in your arms

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day, please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

It's all wrong, but it's all right
The way that you treat me baby
Once I was strong but I lost the fight
You won't find a better loser

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it because
I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day, please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it 'cause
I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day, please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye
I'm sure we're gonna meet again
And if we do, don't you be surprised
If you find me with another lover

Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?
Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back?
I'd gladly do it 'cause
I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day, please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay

I don't want to fade away
Give me one more day please
I don't want to fade away
In your heart I want to stay


Lyrics submitted by ZinbobDan

"Bell Bottom Blues" as written by Leon L. N. Carr Hal David

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    General CommentThis is probably about Patti Harrison ( = Layla). Incredibly beautiful song . . One of my favorites to hear on classic rock radio.
    three575on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, especially the solo, there's a tonne of emotion in it. A song about unrequited love in my opinion (as is the whole "Layla..." album) most likely the love of Pattie Boyd, and this woman doesn't want to be with him, and he's basically begging for her.
    Then again it may not fit in with the whole Pattie Boyd situation.
    _Godbe_on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs I had just read in Eric's autobiography, this is a song about Pattie Boyd.

    Before Eric was ready to leave for Miami to record the Layla record, Pattie "asked me to get her some pairs of these jeans we used to wear called Landlubbers, which were hipsters with two little slip pockets at the front. She had asked for flared rather than straight bottoms, so I had written "Bell Bottom Blues" for her.


    So there it is.
    morningdayon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMajor goosebumps! Beautiful love song! This song was the first E.C. song I remember hearing back in 5th grade and that all it took for to be a huge lifelong fan. It made a big impact on me then and now. Probably a top ten alltime song in my book.
    js10son December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis so is about patti, but hes not talking to her, hes talking about the music he has been playing thru his broken heart, he wouldnt mention to songs directly at her when layla does it perfectly, this sng is about the music he has written from the pain she gave him.

    amazing record, amazing guitarist, amazing man
    grizzlydandanson March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song really resonated with me when I lost a girl I loved. I actually broke it off because I was scared of family conflicts, and after several months tried to go back to her, but she wouldn't open herself up again. She wanted to throw away or give back everything I had ever given her, and it felt to me that doing so would cause me to fade away and disappear from her heart. Maybe it is about Patti, but she had rebuffed him at some point.
    polisimonon February 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song really resonated with me when I lost a girl I loved. I actually broke it off because I was scared of family conflicts, and after several months tried to go back to her, but she wouldn't open herself up again. She wanted to throw away or give back everything I had ever given her, and it felt to me that doing so would cause me to fade away and disappear from her heart. Maybe it is about Patti, but she had rebuffed him at some point.
    polisimonon February 15, 2009   Link

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