"Bert's Blues" as written by and Donovan Leitch....
Been a-lookin' for a good girl,
But it's taking time.
A-been a-lookin' for a good girl,
A-one to please my mind as well as my time.

I've been singing in the evening,
Flying through the night.
But I hurt my good gal,
I hope she makes out right,
Flying through the night.

I've been picking up the sunshine,
I've been drinking down the rain, girl,
I've been picking up the sunshine,
It makes me think on when I'll see you again.

You know time could bring a change, girl,
It ain't for me to say.
You'll soon be out of range, girl,
A-this could only be the way it's meant to be.

Fairy castle stark and black in the moonlight,
The jingle jangle jester rides his stallion
Seagull flies across my eyes forever.
Sadly goes the wind on its way to Hades.
Would I, should I, could I be a stranger,
I shall walk right by and sigh goodbye.

Lucifer calls his legions from the hillside.
Sadly goes the wind on its way to Hades.

I've been lookin', oh yeah,
I say I've been lookin' far a good girl,
You better believe it, baby, yeah!
Yes, I've been lookin' for a good gal, oh yeah!
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm,
Ain't kiddin' you, ain't kiddin' you, ain't kiddin' you
Yeah, I've been a-lookin

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"Bert's Blues" as written by Donovan Leitch

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    General CommentI'm not really sure what the meaning of the song is supposed to be, other than what is obvious. I just love the image this song creates in my mind, and the feeling I get when I hear it. It has a personal meaning for me. This is my favorite Donovan song ever. "Seagull flies across my eyes forever" - means to me that I'm always going to live near the ocean :)
    Rhodaon November 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould this be a reference to Bert Jansch? He was a folk/blues artist who started at basically the same time as Donovan. He was also a prominent member of the band Pentangle. I always envisioned the title as some sort of nod to his music but I've had no grounds for believing so other than the name Bert.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on November 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeen looking for a good gal.

    (The most vivid description of hell since Iron Maiden Number of the Beast).

    Been looking for a good gal.

    Hmm... what could he mean? Although he did marry his high school sweetheart Jennifer.
    kirk112979on May 22, 2017   Link

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